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Old 03-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #1 
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swollen gills

Mom's fish has swollen gills now. Will I proceed with aq salt? I cannot get a pic bc when I set the cam he swims away (the only movement I see him do now)

And it looks like he's in pain, the way he breathes. Looking at him straight on, he looks like he has puffy cheeks like he's smiling. Actually, I liken it to a tomcat with puffy cheeks from disease.

Their color is still pretty white, but his body is more apricot now. I feel like this is the worse thing he is going through- and if I can relieve him of these gills he might have more energy.

Also, he has not pooped in 2 days so I'm going ahead with a bit of pea. I hope he eats it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #3 
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I would use Epsom salt instead of aquarium salt-Dose at 2tsp/gal and add tannins if you have any. The Epsom salt will help with both the gill edema and constipation...

Also, the pic didn't work....
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oh woops. It's a video but maybe it didn't work because I was logged in.

Thanks OFL. I already began switching the water to aq salt water which got him moving around a bit. Here;s the original thread discussing the conditions the fish has lived in : http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=130986

He has been in epsom salt (2-3tsp per gall) since I brought him home. With crumbled IAL as well. It hasn't done much, which is why I thought to switch to aq.
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