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Old 08-24-2012, 04:11 PM   #11 
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no problem :)

if used properly it will be fine.for a few days is ok.but using it constantly or more than 10 days can cause some damage..but i always say to use AQ salt for now.

how many days have u used the pimafix?

and really the best thing for them is clean water.its y i suggested a little more frequent water changes.unless its a filtered tank.in this case its not.i just got done changing my bettas water.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #12 
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I'm definitely going to change her water more often. I've been using the Pimafix for two days now. I'm going to change her water later today after I pick up the aquarium salt. It'll be Pima free!
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #13 
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i learned the hard way about the water changes,,,luckily we can come here for help.over the past few months i have learned a lot and help out as much as i can.though there are many on here that know a lot more.

ive always been told about aquarium salt.u can also use epsom salt which is actually better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #14 
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Aquarium salt is for external problems.
Epsom salt is for internal problems.

So you would want to use 1-2 teaspoons of Epsom salt per gallon of water and do 100% water change every day while treating.
Be sure to make the Epsom salt dissolve completely before putting your fish in the water.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #15 
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Cool :] Thanks for the help! Hopefully my little betta gets better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #16 
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Cool :] Thanks for the help! Hopefully my little betta gets better.
No problem, I hope he gets better soon! :)
Keep us updated and feel free to ask any more questions you may have. :)
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #17 
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Yes, any medicine with -fix is very bad and contains tea tree oil. Bad for their labyrinth organ! D: I recommend Epsom Salt 1-3 teaspoons per gallon. Dissolve first and then do daily 100% changes for 14 days or until she gets thinner. The pea trick is bad for them. They're insectivores, not vegans. But a small piece like this big is fine: o
Good luck with your fish, and if she's a little bloated time to time, don't worry. She's just eggy.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #18 
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I came home after going to the store for the salts and was able to snap a picture of her. Couldn't get a side shot since she's nestled in her plant. Her scales are protruding a lot more than they were before :[

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oh my..that looks like the signs of dropsy to me..any1 can verify?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #20 
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CRAP. D: That's Dropsy... There's not much you can do. Try to PM OFL or Sakura about this. I think it's time to get the clove oil... ;'(
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