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Old 04-19-2013, 09:44 PM   #1 
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New Elephant Ear Rescue

I actually looked at this fish a month and half ago but the $19.99 price tag was more than I wanted to pay. I do believe pricing these fish so high is like a death penalty. Amazingly I had to eat my Petco words and I found a girl who was caring and let me have him for $5.00. This Petco is a better one in my area and I've gotten 3 fish there previously. She asked me to bring pictures back if I get him well. I thought he was blind in one eye it was white and cloudy, he looked awful and was breathing heavily.

This morning I thought he was dead he was dark gray and limp on some leaves. I poked him and he roused but was not doing well at all. He just sunk to the bottom. I was afraid he'd be dead by the time I got home from work. I took a chance and used Jungle Fungus on him about a baby aspirin size amount it says it can be used for SBD and cloudy eye. I returned home to a fish doing much better.

He is swimming better the eye is a dark cloudy gray and not white but it sometimes has a red sunken appearance. I am really hopeful for him now. It's a relief I was afraid to look when I came home.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #2 
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I see a lot of this color EE at Petco, they are so FLUFFY! I'm glad this one is getting a chance thanks to you, keep us posted on his progress.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:36 AM   #3 
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His color looks a bit better in the last picture.
I hope the little guy gets better!
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #4 
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He is very fluffly and ruffly. His colors are actually a light silvery blue, he has a reddish chocolate head and his fins are a cream color with peach high lights. He is swimming well today. I am pretty concerned about his eye. It's very sunken and I can see the pink of the socket the eye still moves but is clouded over.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #5 
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Poor guy, glad you took him in.

My old betta who recently passed had an eye issue similar to this one.. but I don't think it was an infection (whereas this probably is).. his eye eventually fell off, and he was fine. I did have to hand feed him though...

I hope this boy has a full recovery, he's very pretty.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #6 
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What a handsome guy. I hope he makes it!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:38 AM   #7 
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Looks beautiful! Good luck :)
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