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Old 04-27-2014, 11:57 PM   #11 
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He is probably still purging the ammonia toxins from his body, I have read that methylene blue can help with ammonia poisoning, not sure if that would be as a regular bath treatment. Or just add to the tank. I think another option might be aquarium/Epson salt, as that will draw toxins out of the body. Maybe with a bit of research you might get some answers, I have never used either as treatment for ammonia poisoning only what I have read on other threads if I am remembering correctly, I know the MB was definitely mentioned but how exactly I cant remember. That's assuming his condition is caused by the conditions in the cup.
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He is probably still purging the ammonia toxins from his body, I have read that methylene blue can help with ammonia poisoning, not sure if that would be as a regular bath treatment. Or just add to the tank. I think another option might be aquarium/Epson salt, as that will draw toxins out of the body. Maybe with a bit of research you might get some answers, I have never used either as treatment for ammonia poisoning only what I have read on other threads if I am remembering correctly, I know the MB was definitely mentioned but how exactly I cant remember. That's assuming his condition is caused by the conditions in the cup.
I picked up some epsom salt and added 2 tbsp (dissolved in treated tank water, then added) after his last WC. Saw a poop this morning- it's brown.

He's not looking any better, but no worse and he is eating even if it's just 1-2 pellets at a time. Thinking of asking in Diseases & Emergencies if I don't see any change in the next few days.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:14 PM   #13 
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He's cute :)
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:48 PM   #14 
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Yes that might be a good idea. At least he is eating ok, which makes me think he will pick up in time, truly sick animals do not want to eat.

Wishing him all the best.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:05 PM   #15 
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Update- Nice Surprise!

He's doing better! So much better that I decided to give him a reprieve from fish jail and let him out into the tank. I got home last night and found that he's no longer resting on his side like in the previous pics, but on his tail (more upright!). He's swimming better, not at all struggling to get to the surface, and starting to eat even more.

Still no name.







Thanks again for all the kind words. It really is amazing what fresh water, some TLC, and a dedicated community of betta keepers can do.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:57 PM   #16 
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That's fantastic news. I would gradually start removing the salt from the water now, he will no longer need it. Just do it gradual with your water changes not adding anymore salt when you change the water.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:06 AM   #17 
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Phew! Such happy news that he is doing better. :)
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wow, im glad he is doing better. he is a beautiful boy. how is he doing now? wishes for a speady road to full recovery
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He looks much better! He's so cute!
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:14 AM   #20 
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Thanks! He's adorable, and from what I can see he's getting back to 100% pretty quickly. No resting on his side unless he's chilling on a plant- he loves his "nests" of water sprite and whatever else I have in there that floats.

I'll post more pics once I see some more change- would like to see his pretty fins grow out some more. Still no name.

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