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Old 08-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #21 
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._. That sucks... My parents don't care what I buy unless it's an live animal, stuffed toy, or something overly priced. All you really need is evaporated sea salt.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:58 AM   #22 
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The reason you would use aquarium salt is to kill off any bacteria or infection that may start in the damaged fins. Aquarium salt is the most natural way to do this, and many parasites and other fish diseases can be treated with simple aquarium salt rather than medications. It is a very inexpensive "first aid treatment" that you should always have on hand "just in case".
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #23 
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #24 
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That's the only way you can make it faster. maybe add some IAL or oak Leaves.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #25 
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His fins were damaged, so keep the water level shallower than usual - easiest if he's in a smaller quarantine tank - so that it's easier for him to pop up to the top to breathe.

Keep the water clean. Keep it warm. And yes, the washed, dried oak leaves can put soothing tannins in the water. If you don't have any IAL, you probably won't be able to get any in a quick time frame, but Oak is usually readily available.

AQ salt is one of the cheapest cures you can buy. Lots of bang for the buck. It's seen me through lost scales, fin rot, and is now in use on my little boy's betta that looks like it might have gotten a bacterial infection on his fins.

Good luck, I hope he makes it. And definitely look into baffling that intake - you can find aquarium grade foam/sponge in pet stores.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #26 
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There is nothing that I could add to this, keep his water clean and shallow to give him an easier time.

Tell your parents that your not buying salt, you a buying a healthy fish, which in turn will make you happy. That's what I tell the hubby when I want a new fish.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #27 
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Can someone mail this kid some salt?
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #28 
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Its alright.

I showed Nano to my neighbor who is a vet and he said I just have to baffle the filter.

And let,it run normally,and to add no salt. As the change in water quality will kill Nano.

Is he right.
I trust hin since he is a vet.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #29 
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Did you say Aquarium Salt? It won't change the water that much, it'll just help him with his problems. As long as you don't use it more than 10 days, you're fine. Is he an aquatic vet? There aren't much in the world...
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #30 
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Yes he his profession is aquatics
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