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Old 07-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #91 
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If you want to take a pic, I suggest blue light. I don't know if it's the same for fish, but people who have had severe concussions and can't stand to be under regular light use blue light and it soothes their headaches. I think he might not be hurt as bad by a blue light then a regular one. And if possible, shine it away from him at first, then on him after he adjusts.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #92 
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You poor woman...I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. :(

In humans, sensitivity to light is common in concussions, and I wonder if the red spot could be that when he gets stressed his blood pressure goes up and the area seems redder due to increased blood volume?
I'm glad he ate a little bit though, and prayers continue for his recovery and for you as well as you deal with all this. :( Poor little guy, but he's *SO* lucky to have such a dedicated and wonderful owner. You are an amazing person to be willing to go to these measures for a pet, any pet. :)
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #93 
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Thank you all. The support means a great deal to me. Blue fish, yes, what you said about concussions and blood pressure makes sense, I think.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #94 
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The edit button isn't there, sorry for the double post. This is the best picture I could get
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #95 
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Does it look swollen still? Or just red?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #96 
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It's hard to tell, but it looks like the reddest spot is more of an indention/hole, and then right in front of it is a little bump.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #97 
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:/ That doesn't sound so good. Is he still in epsom salt? It can help keep the swelling down. Too bad we can't put an ice pack on his little head.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #98 
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Yeah. Aw, that would be so cute.
Edit: Since things aren't looking so good, we'll just be doing what we can to make him comfy.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #99 
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We got him a 3 gallon so he could be in a small space but still have it filtered. We'll be getting a heater within the next couple of days. I hope he likes it. He hasn't eaten anymore except one pellet last night. His behavior is still way out of whack like it has been.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #100 
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But he did eat something. That's a good sign. I can only guess he has the betta equivalent of brain damage. :/ But you're doing such a good job caring for him and never giving up on him.
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