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Old 10-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #21 
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Thank you for the update. I'm happy to hear Dart ate a bit of food. :)
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:55 PM   #22 
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Hi everyone. I have some great news: Dart is doing so much better! Here's a pic:

You can see how her tail fin has grown back!

I hadn't yet started the AQ salt treatment and she seemed to heal up on her own. I can't see any fuzziness on her at all and her appetite and energy are back. She's almost back to her old self again! She still can't eat any larger pellets than the Micro that I've been giving her, but I think she's well on her way to gaining some weight back.

Thank you to everyone who offered advice and support (and those who didn't talk to me directly but I read your posts ^^).
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #23 
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Sorry- I don't have much advice, but wanted to mention the food. There are a couple of better foods on the market- New Life Spectrum betta pellets and Omega One Betta Buffet- that are higher in protein. I personally use the NLS, but both are good. When you get a chance to get some, one of the higher quality, high protein foods might help her put on a little weight. I'm sure that the food is not her main problem, but as long as she's perking up, a change to a better food might help her out in the long run, too.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #24 
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Davina, glad to see that she's doing better!

You could use other foods but crush them up if needed.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #25 
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Wow. What a strong fish. I was almost certain he wouldn't pull out. Good work! How do you have your tank setup right now? Do you have the water temp increased? Are you still thinking about doing the AQ salt?
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #26 
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Thanks, everyone! I'm so happy she's doing better. :) Her color is fantastic!

About the food, hollyk: I agree NLS is better and I'm going to get some for her (ordered online). I couldn't find it at the store so went with the Micro Pellets. I look forward to seeing her fatten up! Thanks for the advice. :)

Sakura8, yes, I think I will probably have to crush them up for her. She's still too tiny.

Oh she is such a strong fish, CoolishPrune3! Honestly, her recovery really caught me by surprise. My tank setup is basically the same except I think the gravel rinsing I did decimated my beneficial bacteria. I was trying to be careful (used water conditioner in the rinse water) but I must have washed them away since the ammonia levels have been all over the place lately. So I'm doing frequent water changes and monitoring the ammonia levels until they stabilize. The temperature is about 76 F. I saw a bit of fuzz on her dorsal fin last night, so I might go ahead with the AQ salt treatment.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #27 
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I'm so glad she's getting better! Keep us posted on her status! She's a tough little cookie!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #28 
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The temperature is about 76 F. I saw a bit of fuzz on her dorsal fin last night, so I might go ahead with the AQ salt treatment.
I would wait until she fully recovers before starting the AQ salt treatment. Try increasing the water temp first. I noticed that when I was doing my AQ salt treatment, which was 3tsp per gal, my fish could easily notice an additive and instantly felt discomfort for a few hours. So, we don't want to add too much stress at this point.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #29 
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Hi, everyone.

Just another update on Dart's recovery, which is going spectacularly well, I'm happy to report! She's extremely energetic to the point where it's hard to get a clear pic of her, just like old days. :) Managed one capture yesterday:


Besides getting a bit of flesh on her tiny bones, her fins are getting longer and her color is just so much more vibrant. The rear tip of her dorsal fin is still kind of wonky, sort of bending over or collapsing, but it's steadily improving so it doesn't fall over anymore. I also noticed her right ventral fin seems to be kinked or folded, not sure what that means.

I've been feeding her crushed NLS Betta Formula food about twice a day (probably a total of two to three full pellets) with occasional bloodworm treats. Haven't bothered with any salt treatments or anything, just daily 25% water changes adding StressCoat. Oh and I increased her temperature to 79*, as CoolishPrune3 suggested.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #30 
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Hey, everyone! I thought you might want to see how Dart is doing now:


I've never seen her so fabulous! :) She's finally grown up! I'm SO proud of her!
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