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Old 06-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #1 
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bettas are FISH

I've been so consumed with betta diseases, betta, illnesses, betta problems, that I forgot they are, after all, FISH. So I went back to everything I've learned from my koi over 12 years, and now believe that my bettas had gill flukes, which came in on the moss ball. Which I stupidly moved from tank to tank. All my fish had the same symptoms of sitting on the bottom, trouble breathing, and sudden jerking swimming.

Thanks to a search here, I found the procedure for a salt bath, which I will promptly do :) Hopefully salt will kick the gill flukes butts, and I can start over again. If not, I'll have to get out the big guns :(

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uh oh... big guns ..
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If you are dealing with gill flukes, use praziquentel and nothing else It's as safe as medication can be and very effective. It virtually does not stress fish at all, it does nothing to the biological filter, and it is safe for many non-fish animals found in tanks. Plus you can treat with the moss ball in the tank and it will be OK. There is no reason to use things like formalin, malachite green, copper, high salt, etc. as they are not as effective nor as safe.
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