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Old 07-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #1 
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old betta had a stroke?

Well my oldest boy, Patrick, seemed funny this morning when I went to feed him. After observing him for a little bit I realized he wasn't moving one side of his body. Like no movement on the pelvic fin, or pectoral fin. It is a bit discolored as well. His other side is functioning fine and looks fine. The only thing I could think of was that he possibly had a stroke in the night and now his one side is paralyzed. poor guy. he doesn't look to hot either. His fins kinda went from good to bad overnight as well. I think it might be his time :(
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #2 
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Aww I'm so sorry! Praying for patrick
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #3 
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Oh no! how old is he?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #4 
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Sometimes they recover from this. move him to a small, shallow bowl where he can easily get air but dont make it too big because they still feel like they must patrol the whole tank and this can stress him. If he doesn't show signs of improvement in a wek or 2, it may be his time :( Keep the water PRISTINE and use aq salt for a few days, but no more than 10 because it damages the kidneys. This will help to open up his gills and help him breathe while he is adjusting the his handicap.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #5 
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Aww! Sorry to hear. I agree with Pog. There has been some bettas who are paralyzed, and they still live well lives...Little differently than a normal betta, but they can be alright
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #6 
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Oh, poor lil fishy, I am so sorry to hear that..I didn't even know that could happen to a fish-My prayers are with you both~
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #7 
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Im sorry <3 i hope he feels better
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #8 
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He's pretty old I've had him for two years and who knows how long my friend had him. He's already in a hospital tank just because he is that old. He's gotten rather lazy this past 6 months and he looked like he was struggling in the divided 10 so I moved him. I change his water every other day (1.5-2 gal) as is and treat with IAL in all of my tanks. I added a bit of aq salt, and stress coat to try to help him out this morning.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:20 AM   #9 
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I dont think the AQ salt will help if it's not an infection or anything oO poor old guy.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:33 AM   #10 
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Sorry to hear about Patrick! I'm hoping he will recover from this. By any chance do you have a picture?
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