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Old 07-14-2011, 01:12 AM   #1941 
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I wasn't planning using only that to heal my betta, but even the littlest bit helps and he's in need of it. He'll be getting some stress coat, aquarium or epsom salt, and possibly more parasite treatment with the next water change, but I wanted to try a day of just gentle treatment since he's been on rigorous treatments of salts and parasite medications for the last few days since his pet store condition was near death. So far it looks like parasites are gone, but he needs low stress and to gain weight.

Thank you very much. Wanted to know before I put anything in the tank with him.

No problem, just making sure.

Be careful about using so many unnatural treatments at one time. To be honest, if youre using parasite treatments, you dont need the salt. One or the other to avoid toxicity. Good luck with your fish. <3
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:30 AM   #1942 
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Sounds like duck weed.
thank you, which is the plant that resembles a spider plant that floats in the middle of the tank. i saw this in the other LPS but they didn't sell live plants.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:34 AM   #1943 
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No problem, just making sure.

Be careful about using so many unnatural treatments at one time. To be honest, if youre using parasite treatments, you dont need the salt. One or the other to avoid toxicity. Good luck with your fish. <3
He's off parasite treatment for now to see if it has done it's job and gotten rid of them. He's not getting any more of it for a few days at least. And will probably be on a low dose of epsom salt to help get him back on track as far as passing poop since I don't think he was ever fed since being shipped to Petsmart. I have literally never seen a fish so thin, and I've been dealing with my sister buying bettas in horrible conditions left and right. Her first two were thin, but this new one seems to make them look like they were healthy.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:56 AM   #1944 
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thank you, which is the plant that resembles a spider plant that floats in the middle of the tank. i saw this in the other LPS but they didn't sell live plants.
Water sprite?
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:09 AM   #1945 
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thank you, thats a nice plant but sorry its not the one. i'll drop by the LPS take a pic of it if its there. it was free floating with 3-4 long thin leaves. its more in the catergory of duckweed where the roots never settle in the substrate.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #1946 
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There are several different types of frogs you can put in with your bettas... any of them particularly good tank mates? particularly bad?

I've seen ADFs mentioned a lot. At my LFS there were albino clawed frogs which looked pretty spiffy.

Also what do you think about waterdogs?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #1947 
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There are several different types of frogs you can put in with your bettas... any of them particularly good tank mates? particularly bad?

I've seen ADFs mentioned a lot. At my LFS there were albino clawed frogs which looked pretty spiffy.

Also what do you think about waterdogs?
Clawed frogs bad!

Dwarf frogs good!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #1948 
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Trono, whats the problem with clawed frogs? are they aggressive?
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:29 PM   #1949 
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how long does it take for anubias/java fern to attach to fake driftwood?
i know it takes longer than real driftwood...but by how much?
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:33 PM   #1950 
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i have a silk plant that has some thin fake baby plastic leaves. will the betta try to eat the small plastic leaves or will i have to cut them off to avoid it? i dont mind it nibbling on the thin plastic leaves but im afraid they might break off and block/damage the betta's stomach.
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