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Old 07-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #11 
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I would put some medicine for dropsy in Petsmart or get aquarium salt. Make sure the water is all clean. Could you tell me how this happened? Or when this happened? Maybe it's because of the condition of the water before when the fish was in the store.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #12 
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He should be fine, he likes it when I sometimes aerate his tank. Lol
Petsmart? WHAT??? My Petsmart seems OK. Lebron was there before! Walmart must be worse... O_O
Yeah TBH everywhere around here is bad. Petco is the best but it's still not good... I think next time I get a betta I'd like to have one shipped by someone here on the forum.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #13 
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I would put some medicine for dropsy in Petsmart or get aquarium salt. Make sure the water is all clean. Could you tell me how this happened? Or when this happened? Maybe it's because of the condition of the water before when the fish was in the store.
If you read the form I filled out, she is on medication & Epsom salt. Her water is clean. I've only had her 9 days, I take excellent care of my pets so she had to have had this before I got her, it just didn't progress until now.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #14 
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Bad news... Tiny passed away sometime during the night. I feel awful for not realizing she was sick sooner. He body is so pale, she's completely white.

R.I.P. tiny... I will make her a post in the betta memorials section later.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:31 AM   #15 
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Bad news... Tiny passed away sometime during the night. I feel awful for not realizing she was sick sooner. He body is so pale, she's completely white.

R.I.P. tiny... I will make her a post in the betta memorials section later.
Aw sweetie!

*hug*

You gave her a comfortable home in which to spend her time on earth.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #16 
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Aw sweetie!

*hug*

You gave her a comfortable home in which to spend her time on earth.
Aww thank you :')
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #17 
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I would tell Petsmart- dropsy is often caused by bacteria that are very contagious (I have also read that it can be related to the feeding of live black worms? Maybe before you got her?). And then I would look for another source for your fish, after thoroughly disinfecting everything you own. I am not sure how one does this safely, so research this, but rest assured, not every betta has dropsy, and I am SO SORRY about Teeney! Hugs! :(

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #18 
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I would tell Petsmart- dropsy is often caused by bacteria that are very contagious (I have also read that it can be related to the feeding of live black worms? Maybe before you got her?). And then I would look for another source for your fish, after thoroughly disinfecting everything you own. I am not sure how one does this safely, so research this, but rest assured, not every betta has dropsy, and I am SO SORRY about Teeney! Hugs! :(
Thank you, I will be disinfecting everything using vinegar & hot water, then I will let everything dry out. Although I'm sad this happened, thankfully it was not Teeney. It was tiny. (sorry their names probably confused you lol) I think the next betta I get will be from a forum member.
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