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Old 07-01-2009, 04:50 PM   #21 
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Salt bath will not hurt at all, and the fins should bounce back very quick.

I wrote a how to on giving a salt bath http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=25297 - if you follow those directions everything will go smooth. The only thing you have to worry about is the 1st few seconds if he does not like that salt, he may try and jump out. some do, most don't and just settle in it and swim, just keep an eye on him.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:56 PM   #22 
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oh! Thank you sooo much! So i pretty much use the same procedure to change the water as i did when i first set everything up? And while hes in the salt bath i can go ahead and do the water change?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #23 
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i just walked in from work! this is the first time ive seen the damage! He was excited when i walked in, and hes swimming around fine and has eaten! I hope this helps him feel better!!




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Old 07-01-2009, 07:02 PM   #24 
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Sounds like he's doing ok. Just keep an eye on him.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #25 
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oww thats alot of damage im so sorry hope he gets better hold on little buddy
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #26 
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Wow, she tore him up bad. If you can clean the tank in the time he's in the salt bath yes, but you only put him in 5 minutes. Otherwise have a separate container to hold him until the tank is ready.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #27 
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Well!! The salt bath went well! I cleaned out his tank and added a plant, he was realllly happy when i put him back into his tank! I just had one question...when u say "treated water" does that mean water with a conditioner added? Im knew to all this fish lingo!
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:54 AM   #28 
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Well!! The salt bath went well! I cleaned out his tank and added a plant, he was realllly happy when i put him back into his tank! I just had one question...when u say "treated water" does that mean water with a conditioner added? Im knew to all this fish lingo!
Yeah treated water means with water conditioner added. Glad the salt bath went well. Do you have any bettafix? a small does of that in his tank will help prevent finrot form coming on.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:57 AM   #29 
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i could not find any bettafix, but i did get the stress coat. Shall i look for bettafix instead? use both? or stick to the stress coat?
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stress coat is a water conditioner with aloe that helps with the slime coat. betta fix is not a water conditioner so keep using your stress coat.

bettafix is derived from the melaluca tree (tea tree oil) and smells great! it is a mild, natural antibiotic, anti fungal treatment. I put the dosage for 1 quart of water in my 5.5 gallon every water change as a preventitive measure.

not enough that I'm medicating, just enough to keep the bad bactria and fungus away and boot the immune system of the fish.
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