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Old 12-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #41 
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ry this: take a peeled clove of garlic (not chopped or crushed) and put it in your shoe where toes meet the foot....then count how long it takes to taste it in your mouth! Only a minute or two and the volatile oils/essence has passed through your skin and into blood and lymph systems.
I so have to try this now!

Anyways, she looks the same but acts totally normal and seems to be eatting the smaller NLS pellets but not the wardly pellets.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:59 AM   #42 
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Started kannaplex about 2 days ago. She looks like her scales are gonna go flying off at any minute BUT her behavior is still pretty good. Not Clamped, eats, swims around - not too much but she is alert and her flipper fins go a mile a minute.

I've had fish with dropsy before and within 3 or so days they are laying on the bottom of the tank, barely alive. Not so with her. At least not yet.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:44 AM   #43 
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Well, I'd take that as a good sign....have had same experience as you with Dropsy.
Happy New Year!
I'll keep thinking good thoughts for her recovery :)
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Obesity is not the cause. Use Epsom salts, they draw fluid out.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #45 
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I've never heard of garlic for fish, but if you do use it try to make it fresh because the anti bac/fung/par compound called allicin disintegrates very quickly. I use it whenever I feel a cold coming on. I mince the garlic, wait half a hour for allicin to form, then down it. Truly disgusting but effective.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #46 
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I've never done the garlic thing but supposedly it helps get them to eat and has anti parasite properties.

Epsom was one of the first things I tried.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #47 
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Any improvement at all? How long now?

You can also feed Kanaplex.. that may be more effective.. have you ever mixed up feed?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #48 
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She is pretty much the same as she was.
Still huge and still acting pretty normal. -
She will only eat NLS pellets - won't touch the wardly ones which were soaked in metrodozinal.



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Old 01-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #49 
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Umm.. take out the bee hive. How long have you had it in there? Another user reported theirs started to bubble and then their betta came down with dropsy.. IDK but too much of a coincidence for me.
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