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Old 12-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #1 
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Sunken In Eyes/BSI

About a week ago I acquired a sick beta. He had the classic signs of either an intestinal blockage or SBD. I've been treating the water with epsom salt. Aside from the fact that he sticks to the surface and floats back up to the top when he tries to swim to the bottom, he's quite active and mobile. I've attempted to feed him twice, just to see if he would eat, and that was a negative.
This morning I noticed something new. His eyes seem almost sunken in. I've never seen this before. It's also starting to look like he might have a body slime infection due to a few spots of raised white film on his head.
Any ideas/advice?

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Old 12-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #2 
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how big is his aquarium and how long has it been since he was last changed?
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #3 
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I was not expecting this guy to live, to be quite honest. I figured I would do what I could for him until it was his time to pass.
He has surprised me.
The floating has not stopped so I suspect it's permanent, though he does have much more control while swimming now. I also believe that he's blind. He strikes at the pelleted food and misses, alot. But I keep adding pellets until he eats three of them.
I held off on naming him in case he did die. I've grown attached to him as I do with all of my fish. So my beta count is officially at three.
When he tells me his name, I'll let y'all know it. ;)
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