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Old 10-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #51 
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So today when he was pooping it was still stringy and thin, but this time I couldnt really tell if it was clear or brown, if I was to get that parasite guard can I use that with epsom salts and daphnia
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #52 
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Yep. Get that parasite guard just in case. How long has your ES treatment been?
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #53 
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It's been 6 days of epsom salts
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #54 
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Oh, OK. Remember to stop in 6 days!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #55 
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Yup I know hopefully he gets better before then, just wondering what happens if you keep using epsom salts beyond 12 days
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Well, the Betta's organs will start to get damaged. :\ ES Salt maximum is 12 days, AQ Salt is 10.
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Oh gotcha dont want that happening
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #58 
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Another question, is it ok to use these tetra anti parasite tablets on him just in case, would it harm him if he doesn't really have the parasites? and we have a 10 gallon tank with a few regular fish that arernt bettas we may have had parasites in their before bc 4 fish died in a row but now no fish is dieing anymore, would it be a good idea to use the tablet in there?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #59 
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I saw his poop floating around today, it was a little brown piece with clear stringy things on each side, should I use the parasite tabs?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #60 
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i don't like that he has clear stringy things on each side. And since you saying that your 10 gall might had parasites i would threat him just to be on the safe side. Because once they get worse and stop eating, and with internal parasites it fast then it will be impossible to treat. It really better to treat while he is eating so he can pass worms with poop.
Epsom salt along will help to purge parasites out but will not treat. You need medications. Do you have them?
Just like LebronTheBetta wrote you can't use salt longer then 10-13 days right but it for aquarium salt. Epsom salt it mild and you can use indefinitely. So don't worry about it. And yes you can use it along with medications.
So use medications + epsom salt + daily water changes and food so he can pass worms with poop. Redose medications dose every time you change his water. I do know that instructions on medications box don't tell you to changes water daily though. But just redose the med's dose every time. And please take time to acclimate him every time so he can get used to the new chemistry. Add new water to the changing cup and let him sit in if for 5min . Do it for about 3 times.
Increase epsom slt to 3tsp/gall.
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