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Old 08-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #21 
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Ok, good to know about the automatic heater. I always wondered how safe it was.

Thanks for the food recommendations.

I put in 1 tsp. of epsom salt when I did the treatment and before I put him back in the tank. Do you think it would be ok for me to add 2 more right now with him in the tank?
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:44 PM   #22 
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #23 
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Personally, I experience no problems when I put a betta from plain tank water into 3 tsps right away but that's me; most people acclimate a little more than I do. If you want to be on the safe side, I'd add another tsp now to bring it up to 2 tsps. Wait an hour or until tomorrow morning and then add the 3rd tsp.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #24 
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I meant AQ salt, it worked for me, didnt heal him, but it did help him.
If he gets to the point where he is suffering, then you can use clove oil to euthanize him. I did that and Swish was out in seconds. He panickes for about 2 second then he took a gulp then I screamed and started sobbing. About a minute later I looked and I saw absolutely no gill movement. Although you should leave him in for about 30 mins to be sure (overkill, but that me).

Sakura, I spent 1 hour+ getting Swish used to the salt :p
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Thanks. I added one more tsp. and will do the third in the morning.
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Make sure it is dissolved first, or you could burn him.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #27 
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I almost never acclimate but that's just me. People, don't do as I do. It may work for me but it might not work for anyone else.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #28 
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Thanks, unfortunately I added the salt last night and didn't see this until this morning. This morning he was a the bottom of the tank in the corner with his head up and body down like before but at the bottom. I didn't add the third tsp. of epsom salt because of this and because I was worried about making sure it is dissolved first. What is the best way to dissolve it?

Since he is now at the bottom I'm worried he may have trouble getting to the top but I'm not sure about lowering the water level because the water has been treated. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Old 08-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #29 
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its dropsy, I think you should make your betta as comfortable as possible, as he/she will die soon, there's no cure for dropsy... (sorry if I gave out wrong info, I'm a horrible info giver... ;-;)
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #30 
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Should I try to continue treatments or do you think this is causing more damage than good at this point?

I don't know if I should lower the water because I'm not sure how to dose the API General Cure with less water in the tank, unless I brought it down to a gallon.

How else can I make him comfortable? Thanks

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