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Old 06-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #1 
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Neptune... in his own 2.5G home

These are Neptune's pix after he recovered a good part of his dorsal and tail fin from fin rot. You can see he still has a long way to go, but a new 2.5G tank, Maracyn 2, Stress Coat and Aquarium Salt did wonders. He practically had no dorsal fin when we moved him to the new tank, but he's fought through it all!
One thing he hasn't done since moving is making a bubble nest but everytime my wife or daughter go near his tank, he blows kisses at them! Go STUD!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #2 
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Nice tank!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #3 
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Nice tank!
Thanks dramaqueen! A question on filters. My tank came with an attached filter, but I guess its intensity is a bit too high cos after 5 minutes of turning it on, it creates a thick layer of foam due to which Neptune is unable to come to the surface for his O2. Every 5 minutes I need to switch off the filter and remove the froth/scum with a net. Now I know that a gang valve can regulate that, but is there some way I can circumvent this till I purchase one?
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Nice tank, handsome boy, and it looks like he is making a strong comeback!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:21 PM   #5 
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I would just turn it off until you get the gang valve. It won't hurt to turn it off.
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Nice tank, handsome boy, and it looks like he is making a strong comeback!
Thanks neenjar!
You are right! Really amazed at his spirit to beat the odds and do well!
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i have the same castle as you!!!
its so cute!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #8 
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i have the same castle as you!!!
its so cute!
Yup! Its good, though a bit small for a betta to fit right through. Guppies would have a great time going through, I guess. Does your betta go through his castle?
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Oh my goodness! I remember you saying how awful his finrot was. Unfortunately my guy is still battling a horrible case.
Do you mind giving me how you treated him (in detail) in case my current treatment doesn't work?

He really looks great and his color is beautiful!!! Hopefully his fins will make a full recovery!

P.s. LOVE the tank!
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Oh my goodness! I remember you saying how awful his finrot was. Unfortunately my guy is still battling a horrible case.
Do you mind giving me how you treated him (in detail) in case my current treatment doesn't work?

He really looks great and his color is beautiful!!! Hopefully his fins will make a full recovery!

P.s. LOVE the tank!
Thanks Luchi! Ok here goes what my wife did: (she's the healer, not me! :)

Started him off on a 5 day cycle of Maracyn2 and MaracynTC. No water changes for 5 days. On the 6th day, did a 100% water change and continued the 5 day treatment cycle again. The back-to-back arrested the advent of further rot.
After this we got him his 2.5g tank since it was getting really cold in his 1g bowl. Got a filter and an immersible thermometer to accurately maintain the temp at ~78F. Also got a heater in case the temp dropped real low (but never used it). We also used to add Stress Coat and aqua salt to his water every 2 days during the 2 cycles.
We fed him on freeze dried blood worms once in 5 days to get his proteins up. At other times, kept him on 3 pellets a day. That's it! the fighter fought through and looks not too bad now.
Hope Luchi makes it through his fin rot too. Keep us posted!

Edit: Just completed the 3rd cycle of meds today. I think we'll give him a break for a couple of days now :)

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