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Old 11-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #1 
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Buddy the Rescue

I was at a petco yesterday (remember remember the 5th of november) and I saw this royal blue/slight purple maybe vt wiggling about energetically in awful water conditions. The water was almost yellow, he has sb, his fins are super clamped, and his stress stripe was obvious. So needless to say I couldn't leave him with all that spirit in such terrible water conditions. I ask for a manager and convinced him this betta will die if I don't take him. It worked.

So far I've acclimated him to clean water, put him in a heated hospital t 81*, 2tsp/g epsom salt, api stress coat, a couple dried oak tree leaves, and I've changed the water every 12 hrs.
If any of you wonderful betta experts have any suggestions on what I'm doing or what I'm not doing please let me know for Buddy's sake.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:26 PM   #2 
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Also I am covering the top of his tank with wrap to create humid air for him. He is yet to eat but still moving around and I can't see his stress stripe anymore. All his fins are still very clamped.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #3 
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Make sure that the top of his tank still is open to air since bettas need to breathe from the actual air. Otherwise he may suffocate D: What is your tank size? You really don't have to change his water that often. If you really want his water SUPER clean go for every other day so that he won't be stressed out so much.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #4 
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He's currently in a 1.5 gal ill post a pic of him in a min. I think I may have seen some copper coloring D=
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #5 
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #6 
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That could be ammonia burns? Not really sure as I am no expert lol. With a 1.5 gal you don't need to do as much water changes. You are good so far; this is all I can really help with it.. Good luck
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #7 
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I appreciate it. Thank you. Btw my real name is Leo lol.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #8 
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Your welcome! Nice to meet you Leo lol. My first betta was named Leo; he is my favorite fish even though he passed away 3 months ago. He had a good life though :)

Oh and you can stop with the epsom salt; instead try using aquarium saltf or now.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #9 
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Glad to hear Leo had a good life =) I hope I can do the same for Bud!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #10 
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You need Epsom salt for internal. Aquarium salt is go external.

Those might be ammonia burns. Just keep an eye on them. :) he's gonna be a looker!
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