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Old 08-20-2009, 01:19 AM   #1 
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Unhappy new rescue fish..we desprately need help

i freaked out when i went into wall mart today and discovered a Betta in with some huge goramies. he was barely alive. floating on his side and occasionally swimming (twitching), they got him out for me and gave him to me for free, he has absolutely noo fins. i cant tell if hes ct or a vt, but please any advice to help him survive....
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:23 AM   #2 
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I wish I knew more about Bettas! Good luck in getting him back to health!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:57 AM   #3 
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As long as he has his pectoral fins, he should be able to swim. Adding salt to his aquarium will definitely help with regrowth, of course having clean water helps. Hope all turns out well, and I'm glad you had the initiative to have him removed.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:01 AM   #4 
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Oh my! Thankfully you spotted him.
I think some salt baths would definitely help.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:03 AM   #5 
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To not shock him with meds, I would start off with warm clean water (around 80 degrees) and aquarium salt. Keep the water clean and maybe start off with 1-2 salt baths a day. Feed as needed. As he starts getting his strength back, start adding meds and more salt baths.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:04 AM   #6 
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what kind of sat exactly? i know its not normal salt, i can buy it at like petsmart right? and hes in small like 1/2 gallon tank, clean water, no decorations or anything...how much salt to i add? and he has no pectoral fins.. :( he has no ballance at all.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:05 AM   #7 
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and i need specific directions on how to give a slat bath? hopefully he can make it till morning when the stores open.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:08 AM   #8 
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Walmart sells it as well, plus its cheaper. There is a section under Diseases that neenjar posted a how to on salt baths.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:09 AM   #9 
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In case you can't find it, here it is:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=25297
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:10 AM   #10 
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kk, well the walmart here is closed, it closes at 11, so he still has to wait till morning for the salt baths.
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