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Old 04-08-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 
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swollen gills?!?

so i moved my betta sharkbait into a different, bigger bowl today, but as i was doing so i noticed his gills weren't completely concealed by his gill covers. I hadn't changed his water for a week, and he was in a <1g bowl. now he is in a much bigger and imaculately clean bowl, but im scared that this isn't enough. i tried caturing it on video, and you can kinda see if on second 23. what should i do?

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Old 04-08-2010, 05:27 PM   #2 
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i was thinking just put aquarium salt in his bowl, but i want a second opinion. i think he just might had a tad of nitrate poisoning :/
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #3 
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Aquarium salt is good, it's supposed to improve gill function
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #4 
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I don't see anything wrong with his gills, mine don't go all the way under their covers anyways.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:25 PM   #5 
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I know high ammonia can cause gill inflammation (being unable to close properly). Mine stick out a little, but it's only a tiny bit.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:31 PM   #6 
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Maybe there isn't something wrong, I'm really no expert, but I know aquarium salt is good for gills, and even if he doesn't need it, it never hurts to put some in, it's a great disease prevention
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:32 PM   #7 
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I, too, have read that aquarium salt is good for the gills. It's also supposed to combat nitrite poisoning, I think.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #8 
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+1 on aquarium salt. Not sure if it helps gills in this way, but whether it does or not, at least you have it for later.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #9 
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thannnks guys (: yah, he is behaving really normal, even blew a huge bubble nest yesterday. If anything I'll just put a little aquarium salt to make sure!
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