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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #31 
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #33 
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #34 
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Poor guy. He may need the water level just as low as it can go. Has the AQ salt helped with his breathing at all?
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Poor guy. He may need the water level just as low as it can go. Has the AQ salt helped with his breathing at all?
I ran out of AQ salt sadly. Hes in a cup right now since it is smaller and will keep warmer. I lowered the water and he seems to still not wanting to swim up. He did poop though, but not eating.
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He's not bloated, not constipated. This looks like either a bacterial or parasitic thing. How old the little guy?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:36 PM   #37 
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He's not bloated, not constipated. This looks like either a bacterial or parasitic thing. How old the little guy?
I would have to say he is either 3 or 4 years.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #38 
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Ahhhh. That's quite old for a betta. In fact, it's the upper end of their average life span of 1-3 years. That makes things a little clearer. The little guy's age may be catching up to him. :( As with humans and mammals, as a betta ages, things start to slow down and things stop working like they used to. While in this state of advanced age, if he should get sick then he'll have a much harder time fighting off his illness. Just like how old folks often can't fight off common colds. :(

If you have any kind of salt that is non-iodized, you can use that as well but in general AQ salt is better because it doesn't contain anti-caking agents that could potentially harm him.
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Im not going to risk any kind of salt but AQ salt. He is turning 5 this friday.. Man, I do hope he gets better. Anything I can do to help him fight off this cold faster?

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Aside from AQ salt? You might try API General Cure; if he has any kind of parasites - internal or external - General Cure will take care of them but also if he has a bacterial infection, it will provide some limited relief for that as well. And because it's not an antibiotic, we don't run as big a risk of developing resistances to the medication.

Come on, little guy! You've got to pull through so you can see your birthday!
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