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Old 07-30-2009, 10:55 PM   #1 
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Not sure whats wrong

So Randy is getting worse I think. He is now just floating around and not even trying to swim on his own. Looks like how Elvis was acting towards the end. All i am treating him for is ick,could copper sulfate cause this kind of reaction? I was treating Elvis with that too,and this is how he started acting. I am wondering now. I just did a partial change on him. Dunno if itll help or not.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:58 PM   #2 
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I think meds can make them act that way. Oscar couldn't tolerate medicine so I just stopped using them on him. He would sink to the bottom and barely move. Come on Randy, you gotta get better!!
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My late betta did that. Ended up being Nitrite poisoning. I caught it too late though and he ended up passing away that night.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:10 PM   #4 
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Well I just did some googling,and all i find is that copper is toxic to fish. Then i did a search on here,and someone asked the same question. People here said dont use it cause it usually kills a betta. *sigh* I am now wondering if trying to treat Elvis actually killed him. Bella started with what I thought was ich,and i dosed her with same stuff,she died pretty quick.

So I think I will do a full change again on him again,to get this junk out. And hope for the best.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:11 PM   #5 
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Nitrite,eh. Hmm. I have to find my bottle to test it. Its downstairs somewhere. I just changed his water though,that should help a little?
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Oh, no! Why would they make the stuff for fish if its toxic to them??
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:15 PM   #7 
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I guess in high doses it can be? I dunno. From what i read thats why on water conditioners it says removes heavy metals,copper being one.
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Does Aquarisol have copper in it? Its used to treat ick too.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:16 PM   #9 
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it is copper. Copper sulfate.
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Make sure the water is nice and warm for him too. use that heater! Cold water can also make a betta very lethargic. you can try putting some aquarium salt in the tank too, to lower the nitrates and ammonia.
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