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Old 01-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #1 
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Angry Brother's Friend's Brother Overfed Perry!

My brother's friend's little brother overfed Perry! My brother's friend asked if he could feed Perry a flake so I said "Only one." So he fed one and his little brother just took some* (a lot) and dumped it in there! I couldn't get it out and Perry ate it all!! I was really steamed, mad and I told him to get out and he didn't so I pushed him out. I closed the door and locked it. I looked at Perry and she was severely bloated. I planned on not feeding her but she was lying on the gravel. I thought she was going to die! I said goodbye to Perry and I started to cry. After a little while I couldn't see Perry so I thought she was dead. It turns out Perry was hiding and her stomach was more bloated. Right now, Perry is lying on the gravel and her stomach is a little bloated. What should I do? Will she die?
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Epsom salt. Get it up to 3-5 teaspoons per gallon. What temperature is the water at? Raise it to about 80-82, and administer the epsom salt (pre-dissolved). She'll have to poop it out, unfortunately. And epsom salt helps with that, along with the warmer water. Faster her for 2-3 days.
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Do a water change after Pretty has passed the food through her system too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #4 
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Epsom salt. Get it up to 3-5 teaspoons per gallon. What temperature is the water at? Raise it to about 80-82, and administer the epsom salt (pre-dissolved). She'll have to poop it out, unfortunately. And epsom salt helps with that, along with the warmer water. Faster her for 2-3 days.
I'm sorry I don't have Epsom salt and I'm not allowed to use any money.
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Yikes... Okay, what do you have on hand? What size is the tank? And what temperature is it at? Do you have an adjustable heater?

If she will, put a mirror up to her or jar a male and float him in her tank. That always seems to get mine pooping :)
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Yikes... Okay, what do you have on hand? What size is the tank? And what temperature is it at? Do you have an adjustable heater?

If she will, put a mirror up to her or jar a male and float him in her tank. That always seems to get mine pooping :)
I have table salt. The tank is 1.5 gal since mom wouldn't let me get 2.5. It is 72-75 degrees. My heater is not adjustable but it is made especially for bettas. Again, I can't buy a male so I'll try putting a mirror.
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Do a water change after Pretty has passed the food through her system too.
Perry. And OK.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #8 
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1.5 is fine :) I would recommend though perhaps looking for a heater that will bring it to 78-80, as 75 is "alright" but not ideal.

Table salt won't work, unfortunately. The best thing you can do right now is fast Perry for a few days and see if you can set some bottles of hot hot water around the tank overnight... Just to raise the temperature.
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I'll try.
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Perry. And OK.
I am so sorry. I though I was typing Perry and pretty came out. Perry is pretty though.
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