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Old 12-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #11 
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do you soak his food before giving it to him?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #12 
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I don't soak the blood worms since they are a natural food; but the pellets I did soak when he would eat them. (Plus none of my fish would eat the BW after they are soaked since they get all gooey and soggy, my fish just didn't like that)
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #13 
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I won't be able to get the salt until tomorrow morning, I pray he makes it that long!!

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #14 
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freeze dried food ime constipates bettas. mine will eat soaked freeze dried brine shrimp. only as a treat. when i don't have any live ones. the live food help prevent constipation.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #15 
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I've never given mine BS mostly because I don't want them associating shrimp with food as there are shrimp tankmates in some of the tanks to keep the poo levels down. (I have a large herd of shrimp in one of my tanks to combat the bioload of a common pleco)

The only concern with live food that I have are the parasites that come with it, so I've stayed far way from it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #16 
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yes, i understand your concern with the contamination problems.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #17 
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If you know of a way to get rid of the contamination issues I'd be willing to try, but from what I've researched there isn't really any way around it.

Plus all of my fish poop regularly and it's all normal, so I doubt that is Dreamweavers issues.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #18 
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new life spectrum has garlic in it. great fish food.btw. well those are signs of dropsy. did he rip his tail as this was occuring? pooping regular? white poop? these could signal internal parasites. if it is dropsy, i'm sorry there isn't much you can do.if he's pineconing that is edema and kidney failure. the bacteria that causes this failure is very contagious. make sure you protect your other pets from this. keep him clean for now, no stress and warm.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #19 
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I will look to see if I have any NLS when I get home. And dropsy is just a symptom of an illness, not the illness itself, so I have hope. I lost Houdini to kidney failure about a month ago and dont want Dreamweaver to meet the same fate of the aquarium in the sky.

I don't see any signs of failure yet though. He started not feeling good after the tearing. His poo is normal and he is eating normally again.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #20 
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glad he's eating again. very good sign.
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