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Old 03-08-2014, 02:05 PM   #1 
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!!! scratch on the side

urg, Vhagar decided it was fun to steal the shrimp food and swim too close to one of the rocks -_- he now has a booboo :(
I'll set something temporary for him to heal...silly fish!

anything else I can do?

already did a partial water change, can't do a 100% and wont do another one since I have shrimps
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #2 
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Alright, he's now in a breeder box using the same filtered water as his tank but I can shut down the pump if medication is needed.

Should I wait and see? I don't have anything (salt, meds or whatever) but I can pick some up in the next hour before store closes
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:40 PM   #3 
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setup for him, he likes the marimo so... yea
can easily turnoff the filter if needed
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:51 PM   #4 
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What size is your tank? 5gals. currently in a breeder box
What temperature is your tank? 77-78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? usually with shrimps

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Ken's prenium pellet 1-2 morning, 1-2 evening, fasting once a week

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%, never 100% (planted tank with shrimps)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime (VERY LITTLE)

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? sratch/missing scales
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? noon, when I got back from getting the new betta -_-;
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Removed him from the main tank, placed him in a separated breeder box.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of, but i'm no fish vet
How old is your fish (approximately)? less than a year for sure, 6-7 months maybe?

also, I have a ''teabag'' of Almond leaves that my breeder got me to try

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Old 03-08-2014, 03:03 PM   #5 
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #6 
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Okay so I did a little research and got a hit from a previous poster on here named Darkmoon17. This was what they had to say on the advise for treatment of an open wound -

"If it is an open wound you can try treating with "Stress Coat" which helps regenerate tissue. Salt would also be a good choice and can be used safely with "Stress Coat". Other than that, daily water changes would be a good plan. "
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #7 
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IMO, he just needs clean, warm water and quality food.

Keep an eye on him. Do frequent partial water changes to maintain the water quality. It should start healing up pretty quickly.

If you notice anything wrong (fuzz, darkened or 'smudged' areas, etc), that would be the time to treat. But for now, just clean, warm water should allow him to heal.

(Stress Coat is regular water conditioner with aloe added. If you believe that aloe has healing or soothing properties, go ahead and use it. Most water conditioners have additives to help them maintain their natural slime coats. So the only thing that really makes Stress Coat different, IMO, is that is also contains some aloe.)
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thanks
I'll monitor him over the weekend and get some stresscoat tomorow or monday if needed, he seems ok other than that though.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #9 
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I did a 100% water change, decided to take the risk, Vhagar's worth more to me than a couple of Ghost shrimps and cherries -_-;

He's back in the tank now, and I removed the rocks :( I,ll try to find other natural decoration that will fit :)
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