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Old 11-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #1 
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Please help!!!!

I looked at Metallica's tank a half hour ago and he wasn't moving and I looked at his body and there is white fuz around his tail, body and head. I quickly put him into a small bowl and put salt into it and gave him some JFC. He's not looking good at all. He's sideways and will float upside down sometimes. Is there anything else I can do? I turned the lights off where he is so he's in darkness. I think he's in pain.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 
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D: I'm sorry. I don't know what else you could do, besides maybe a heater?
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #3 
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I don't have any heaters. I have him in warm water right now. When I get money I'm going to save up to get heaters for all of my tanks. When I first got my bettas the guy at Petco said that bettas didn't need heaters or filters so I never got them. I've had one for a year and a half and another a year and a couple months with no filter or heater and I didn't even use water conditioner until this September when I came to this website. I have NO idea how they're still alive.

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #4 
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*Update* I just checked on him and he's on the top barely moving, but still alive! He saw me and swam a little towards me. Hopefully he'll make it over night. :(
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:10 PM   #5 
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Poor thing! I hope he gets better.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #6 
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Hope he pulls through. Good luck with him.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:16 PM   #7 
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Thanks guys! I just looked at him a couple minutes ago and he's still breathing but he's on his side. :( My dad wants me to flush him, but I don't have the heart to do it. I'm hoping he'll pull through.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:19 PM   #8 
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Poor guy!!!! I'm so sorry! PLEASE don't flush him. That is one of the worst ways for a fish to die. It kills them very very slowly.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #9 
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Yeah I know. I will never flush my fish while they're still alive. It kills me that he might be in pain though. :(
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #10 
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There are ways to euthanize humanely but I could never bring myself to do it.
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