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Old 02-11-2012, 08:40 AM   #1 
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Fishy was Slashed

Just now Chopsticks tank smashed on half... Lucky I was able to scoop the poor thing up and place him in a plastic container while I get the tank ready (a shared one with 3 other Bettas).

However I've just noticed a few injuries from the glass. He used to have not a patch of red on his body before hand....
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #2 
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Yikes, that isn't good :(

Go ahead and lets give him some AQ salt to prevent any infection from happening in his wounds.. 1 tsp per gallon, dissolved prior to adding it in with him, daily 100% water changes for the next 3-5 days (don't forget water conditioner). That will keep his wounds clean and should prevent any bacteria from causing trouble for him.
Bettas are pretty resilient when it comes to healing from wounds- so after the salt treatment, just keep up with the weekly water changes and that should be enough to help him heal up.. you can also up it with a small added one during the week to make sure the water stays a tad bit cleaner.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #3 
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Hahhh will do...

As always thanks for the advice :D
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #4 
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Chopsticks is now in Jester's tank ie "Quarantine"

Btw I was About to put in the "Aquarium salt" that a pet store had just suggested to me and I got a bit fishy (no pun intended).

Is this REALLY AQ salt?
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #5 
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Had to look it up on the MT Gravatt Pet City site.. then look up the salts used, and from what I gather, no.. it's not the same. What you have is for fish that like salt, or to start up a tank.. something like that. The deioniser I believe is to make the tap water safe.. sort of like reverse osmosis? But I can be wrong.. didn't delve that deep into it once I knew it wasn't the same.

BUT! I did find some AQ salt that they sell there.. API AQ salt

IMO it's pricey, but it lasts forever and it's good to have around..

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #6 
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Ahhh lols the price is fine (not pricey for Aus I'm afraid =3=)

But thank you! I'm sorry you had to put in all that effort!
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:19 AM   #7 
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Urrr more issues with this one!

I haven't been able to get the salt (won't be able until Saturday).

Chopsticks' behavior has been weird; on the first day in quarantine he went very pale and sickly, gasping at the top of the tank.

24hrs later he seemed all fine then (refusing to eat and still little skittish) with all his colour back, now another day later he even eats and seems to be getting his energy back.

This evening though I noticed an odd scale discolouration (rusty like shade) from his throat going between his pectorial fins. It's not on his actual fins so I don't hink its fin rot...what could it be?

I could I swear he had mask, but it could just be me... Chopsticks sure didn't stay still enough for me in the past....
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #8 
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Update:
He's all healed up now :)
(well I think he is... The scales have grown over the wounds in some areas)

Then Idiscovered the finrot yesterday D:
I guess the injury left him a bit supseptable. I've been seeing black flakes from the day before but put down as poo.
Anyway did 50% change with Jungle Eliminator (left from Prada), when I came home next day he look pretty down so I did 100% and rinsed in vinegar the tank before I stuck him back in with medicated water.

Seems he's pretty happy now, with discoloured scales between his pectorals (which I heard could be stress) and really shorter fins, but that should be it.... Lols at least no more black flakes have appeared in the tank over night.

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