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Old 05-17-2009, 08:59 PM   #11 
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Daphnia is another kind of food that bettas can eat. They are also called water fleas but aren't insects. They're crustaceans. Don't ask me to explain what a crustacean is...I'm not a marine biologist. lol
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:03 PM   #12 
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If he has sbd, fast him for 2-3 days and then feed him freeze dried or frozen daphnia.
My favorite halfmoon ALWAYS has this problem, I have to fast him once a week for 2 days.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:03 PM   #13 
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Rex seems to be doing better today. I just ordered Daphnia and some Jungle Fungus Eliminator as a "just in case."

I'll probably get a few other things to keep on hand as needed.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #14 
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I think its a good idea to have some things on hand, just in case you have a problem with something.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:23 PM   #15 
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What I keep on hand at all times,

Gel-Tek Ampicillin
Methylene Blue
Jungle Ick Guard (works for velvet too)
BettaFix
Aquarium salt (prevents velvet and ick)
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #16 
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Well, he was fine and then started acting weird again (trouble staying down, floating/swimming on the surface). I've been fasting the past couple of days. I hope he will get over this.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #17 
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I have one that has chronic sbd and he's fine. He just floats at the top a lot. Some days he swims around just fine and other days he floats at the top.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:25 PM   #18 
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I have one that has chronic sbd and he's fine. He just floats at the top a lot. Some days he swims around just fine and other days he floats at the top.
That makes me feel a little better. He has never really had this problem before.
Could this be partly due to age? He seems like a fairly large Betta, possibly older?
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #19 
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I have no idea what causes it because my betta was fine for the first 3 months I had him then all of a sudden one day he had it. I tried fasting, daphnia and medicine and nothing helps. It's just off and on. He seems fine otherwise.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:17 PM   #20 
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Poor little guys. Well, as long as he's okay.
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