Originally Posted by LittleBlueFishlets
I would keep using the Epsom salt while treating with API General Cure. It looks like he needs it to keep from bloating like a balloon. Poor little guy....
Yes, I think he'll stay thin like this until he's able to eat more. He's just not eating much, so he's really thin.
Can he tolerate the brine shrimp? If so, I would feed him that. He could use the nutrition.
I've never used it, but a lot of people on this forum recommend VitaChem. It's a vitamin/amino acid supplement that gets added directly to the water. (The ingredients looked fine to me.) The people who have used it reported good results. It's available through the Drs Foster & Smith website.
ty for the reply, i'll get his ES salt dose a bit lower along side API general cure. he has no issues eating brine shrimp, which is great news for me as I now have all 4 current betta accepting that food. i'll feed him the brine shrimp every 2or 3 days to help him out. I think the time I fed bloodworms after brine shrimp made most of my past betta picky.
his stomach is only able to take 1-2 pellets worth of food when I feed him. brine shrimp seems to digest well for him. ive actually have been using vitachem quite often. I don't actually put it in the food but its present when I do any sort of WC. I could use it as directed and also use it to enhance the food.