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Old 06-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #21 
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API General Cure will work too.. But as Olympia said, your best bet is to find metronidazole and mix it with food. If you have a good LFS, they may carry Seache Metro or Hikari HealthAid Metro. Otherwise, you can also ask a veterinary clinic if they will give you a metro tablet to crush up.

Also, welcome to the forum. I'm sorry no one responded to your last thread. :(
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #22 
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I would do a daily water change, if anything, just to clean any parasites from the bottom of the tank
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:54 PM   #23 
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No problem or hard feelings reguarding my last thread. Thank you all for your help. one more question. I have a couple other bettas. How contgious
are parasites? Should I treat my other bettas as well?
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #24 
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Parasites can be cross-contaminated pretty easiy if you use the same gravel vac or nets with all of your bettas. However, there's a good chance your other bettas already have those parasites anyway. A lot of these disgusting critters are always in our fish tanks and our fish. It's only when a fish is stressed or his immune system is somehow weakened that the parasites can take hold and multiply.

If your other bettas are acting normal, you can take a watch-and-wait approach. Otherwise, you can use the same medication (metronidazole) with them as well as a preventative.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:44 AM   #25 
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poor guy, I hope he will feel better soon.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #26 
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I agree with Sakura. My one female had parasites - in the sorority - no one else showed signs but I treated them anyways and quarantined her So far so good =D
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #27 
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Okay, thank you again! I'm on my way to picking up the Metro Plus at my local fish store. It is in stock. Here is the link if anybody needs it:
http://www.delawarefishstore.com/
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #28 
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THAT'S your fish store?! Holy moly that place looks like heaven! O-O
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #29 
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-waiting for it to load- I WANNA SEE!!! D:


holy... o_o lucky. lol
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