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Old 06-09-2009, 06:48 PM   #11 
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thats strange..how long has it been sticking out like that?
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #12 
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Well i just got him yesterday. And i believe it started either today or late yesterday.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #13 
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I've noticed that its kinda red on the inside. Heres the Symptoms for Inflamed gill[s] from Bettatalk.com.

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One or both gills will not close all the way (look at betta from the top it is easier to see it then), gills may look red on the inside (inflamed) or not, in the last stages, the betta may be gasping for air, unable to breath and ultimately die.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:16 PM   #14 
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it sounds like it might be inflamed. try doing a full water change, and rinse his tank good with hot water. make sure to match the new water temp to his current water temp. adding a little bit of salt can help the gills too. i hope this helps! keep us updated :)
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #15 
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Thank you! I'll do that tommarow. I'll change his water every 2 days. untill his gills get better. Ill use salt also:). Should i buy any specific kind of medication? Leo also is in a .5 gallon, but his water stays a little less then room tempature, but a have a thermometer so hes fine. Soon once i go to petco again when i have the money, im going to get him a 1 gallon.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #16 
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i'd go with API Aquarium Salt at petco :)
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #17 
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Thats the kind of salt that i use. Should i get like a certain kind of medication besides that though?
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:12 PM   #18 
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oh haha oops! i recommend picking up Mardel Freshwater Maracyn. thats an antibiotic powder that treats just about everything, including gill problems.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #19 
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Ok, could i find that at petco?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:32 PM   #20 
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I remember seeing it there when I went last weekend! Maybe yours will have it also.
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