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Old 02-27-2010, 08:38 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Eclipse still isn't doing good

He's still just as bloated and it hasn't gone down. He has internal parasites and I bought both the JPC medication and medicated food. He refuses to eat the food. I've been fasting him for about a week now and the swelling hasn't gone down even when he poops. I put a couple of the regular pellets in his tank and he ate them right up. I put the medicated food in and he wouldn't touch it. I've also soaked it in blood worm juice and he still wouldn't touch it. I wish I could mash up the regular food and the medicated food together but the instructions said that you can't mix regular food and that together. He's in medicated water, but I would like him to take the medicated food too. Do you guys have any suggestions?
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:41 AM   #2 
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Try soaking the food in garlic juice or Garlic Guard. Maybe the food tastes nasty and that's why he won't eat it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:44 AM   #3 
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Yeah, I know it tastes nasty.lol I tried feeding it to my other fish just as a precaution (I use the same net for all of my bettas) and they refused to eat it too.lol It was priceless the faces they made. That's why I dipped it in the blood worm juice thinking that he would love that, but he didn't even try to eat it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:47 AM   #4 
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It's too bad you can't mix it with other food.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:51 AM   #5 
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I know...Maybe I'll try to crush a pellet into smaller pieces. Maybe it'll taste better if it's not a big pellet of nastiness.haha
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:53 AM   #6 
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That sounds like a good idea.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:34 AM   #7 
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Okk, I'll try that tomorrow since I gave him regular pellets today.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:06 AM   #8 
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Is he eating the regular pellets? If he is, maybe you could crush those up and put in a little bit of the medicine. Probably won't work, but it's worth a try?
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #9 
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I would do that, but it says right in the directions not to feed the medicated food while you feed the regular food. I don't know why. It says 'Feed exclusively for 3 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks. Do not use other foods during these 3 day periods.'
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #10 
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Poor lil guy. I hope he makes it.
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