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Old 07-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Please.. i need your help

alright so my friend went on vacation and left her betta fish in my care... i was cleaning my tanks today and noticed one of her fishies needed more water so i put my leftover new water in hers.. thats when i noticed he was uber bloated!! omg i cant let him die... everything was fine yesterday then all of a sudden he was like "POOF"....please please please help!
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:51 AM   #2 
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Would you be able to get some daphnia? It may help if you don't feed him ANYTHING for a few days, then feed him a tiny bit of daphnia (laxative).
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #3 
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i dont want ot try any herbs or salts or meds. right now... she has never used them on her fish and i dont want him to react to it
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:55 AM   #4 
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Then the best thing you can do is to simply fast him and keep up with the water changes.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:23 AM   #5 
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ok i will fast him for tomarrow and then the next day thanks im really worried she loves him alot
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Oh, and also...what is the temperature of the water? Temperatures at the warmer end of betta comfort will heighten their metabolism & digestion... so you might want to gradually (so as not to shock) raise the temperature to 82F.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #7 
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alright i will try thanks again
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:23 PM   #8 
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YW & I hope he gets better!
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:48 PM   #9 
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Daphnia isn't a medication or herb, it's food.
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