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Old 09-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #11 
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Okay. That narrows it a little but it doesn't necessarily rule out external parasites like flukes. Not every betta scratches when infested with skin flukes or hexamita. I'd still do the General Cure to be on the safe side because usually, that much slime coat is caused by them trying to get rid of something on their body that shouldn't be there.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #12 
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Monday will be the last dosage. After that should I put him in clean water and start the general cure or give him a day before starting him on it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #13 
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Give him a day before starting the General Cure so he can completely flush the Maracyn out of his system, in case the two are incompatible. I don't think they are but I'd rather be on the safe side.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #14 
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It says on the General cure 1 package per 10 gallon, how much should I use in a 2.5 gallon?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #15 
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One more question, after the dosage on general cure is done should I go back to Maracyn plus for the popeye
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:49 AM   #16 
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They really should write these dosages for smaller tanks. Okay, you'll need a container that holds at least 5 cups of dechlorinated water. Fill it up and add in the first dosage. Mix well. Now, add 1 and 3/4 cups of medicated water to his tank. The ratio is 1/2 cup of medicated water to one gallon of tank water. Change the water every day and redose the meds. If you can, you might want to put him in a small hospital tank to make the water changes easier.

I'm not sure, let's see how he does on the General Cure, if that helps his eye any. Otherwise I'd say yes, he probably would need the Maracyn Plus again.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #17 
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one more quetion. it says to dose,wait 48 hours and redose and after another 8 hours change 25 percent water and the dosage is done. Do you say dose and next day change water and dose again
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Since the tank you're working with is smaller, it's best to change the water and dose again. In a 10gal, it would be different because there's more water for the medicine to disperse into.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #19 
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ok just one more thing before I drive you nuts, How many days do I use this general cure
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #20 
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The dosage is 5 days. Don't worry, trust me, you aren't driving me nuts. :)
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