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Old 04-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #21 
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Here's another picture, it's a little clearer:

It's Big

Here's another vid if it helps:

Vid Here

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #22 
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Hi Varsettie. Looking at the pics and vid, it definitely does look like he's undergoing a rather dramatic color change. He seems active and his fins aren't clamped, both indicators that he's not sick. I think as long as he continues to act healthy, we can chalk this up to marbling. Someone should name these fish "chameleon fish" because they sure do like to change colors on us.

Ah. The erythromycin is also a gram positive antibiotic so again, just like the tetracycline, it wouldn't have any effect on the vast majority of bacterial infections our bettas get.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #23 
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Well I'm going to leave him be for now, he's still turning red on me but he seems happy enough.

For future reference, what 'is' something that can tackle Betta Bacterial Infections? If there a brand I should be using if I think one of my guys is sick next time?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #24 
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Apart from all the worrying? He looks like he has a cute little nose. I hope he's feeling better!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #25 
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Varsettie, it really depends on the symptoms and the type of bacterial infection. Some antibiotics are only effective at treating external infections and some are only effective at treating a certain kind of bacteria, either gram negative or gram positive.

However, a good medicine to have on hand would be Seachem Kanaplex. But it's important not to overuse any antibiotic; overuse has led to bacterial resistance to several of the antibiotics on the market now, including minocycline (Maracyn Two) and Tetracycline.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #26 
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Good to know.

Thanks for all of the help I got from everybody, and thanks for taking the time to look over my problem Sakura. I really appreciate everything you guys have done for me in the last couple of weeks!

I'm going to find a way to keep you all updated on how Reginald's doing. :3
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #27 
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You're welcome, Varsettie, and good luck with the little guy! Go Reginald!
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