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Old 08-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #11 
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I don't know if he's blind or death now, I hover my hand over the tank and he doesn't want to come up just stays in the bottom I have been keeping him in a warm dark room, still going to keep him in there for a few days.... When I tap gently [I understand they can hear 2x better] he doesn't even care? Sometimes he just stays there and floats up to the top? Even if he isn't bloated.

I still have to clean out his tank again because I put aquarium salt in :( So I don't want to stress him out.....even more
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:48 AM   #12 
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Location: Somewhere between rage and serenity.... if I am not there, then I must be in the coffeehouse chat.
Have you fed him? If he eats, then he's not blind. Or do bettas use their sense of smell etc... ?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:36 AM   #13 
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Aquarium Salt is the preferred treatment for outside injuries such as torn fins or scraped skin/scales...1-2teaspoons per gallon (can premix in gallon jug for ease of daily water changes)....don't use for more than 10days is usual standard reply here....I, against majority rule, use a smaller dose in all my tanks along with Prime...
I do hope he is feeling better, the AQ salt should help if it's only possible outside injuries.
If he was injured internally, I don't think he would have survived 4 days...he is improving isn't he?
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:00 AM   #14 
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Raven, Link dropped the fish yesterday.

Link, if you have Nutrafin Aqua Plus, also put that in, I believe on the bottle it says "Patented stress reducing formula"
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #15 
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My bad...forgot he was being treated before accident.
+1 jully....nutrafin is good product, I've used "Novaqua..." Brand (not sure on name) previously and it seemed to help.

I still think that he could feel your stress...if your overreacting, it could stress him more than just quiet and peace with little interaction...I know you have him in a warm and dark room but if it's very different than usual surroundings, it could stress him out, too!

As for blindness...I've a blind copper HM and a partial blind orange platinum dragon HM...they both eat fine...must use other senses.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:55 AM   #16 
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My best advice that I can give is...

Indian Almond Leaves! It helps them relax I just started picking up those for my betta's thanks to Cjconcepion for noting its common name.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #17 
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I never use nets on my Bettas, when they come to the surface I put the cup into the water & the Betta is "sucked" in with no problem. They also don't run from my hands so I can actually get them by hand if needed. I know some will completely disagree with me on this one but IMO to have healthy & happy Bettas they need to be in at the very minimum a 5g tank. I had a female in a 1g, due to my lack of knowledge & experience; she got a spot that went from bad to worse within 24hrs. I bit the bullet & bought a 2nd 10g tank, got her in it & she healed up really fast. 2 months later she's healthy & thriving living in a 46g community tank I bought shortly after the 10g because I needed to get my 2 males out of their 1g tanks which meant moving all 3 of my females out of their respective 10g tanks. They all LOVE the space & I love seeing them swimming around, stretching their fins.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #18 
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I use nets and never have any problems. They try to get away but I can usually catch them. I've dropped 2 of mine before. One was in his cup and I accidently knocked it off my dresser. He went under my dresser and his cup cracked in half. He was fine but his spine was bent because of it.
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