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Old 12-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #11 
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Did you give him a parasite treatment? I think theres definitely a blockage of some sort! Try adding a disolving de wormer into the water (make sure to follow dosage instructions) How often are you doing water changes? I would make sure his water stays crystal clean, keep adding the epsom salt as well.

I once had a betta with a bad bacterial infection in his head, it was all swollen, poor thing. I was told to put a warm damp wash cloth over the top to keep it extra humid in the tank, you can also put plastic wrap over the top of the tank to achieve the same effect. It really helped to bring the swelling down. I know hes bloated and not swollen but it still might help, and it won't hurt!
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:34 PM   #12 
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Thanks! I've been trying to get my hands on some for about a week, but it's hard to find the stuff that works on internal parasites, there's been horrid weather, and I'm getting a lot of flack and resistance from family members for spending so much time and money on him already. It's difficult, he looks so sad and I want him healthy... All I can do is keep trying, I guess.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:56 PM   #13 
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Thanks! I've been trying to get my hands on some for about a week, but it's hard to find the stuff that works on internal parasites, there's been horrid weather, and I'm getting a lot of flack and resistance from family members for spending so much time and money on him already. It's difficult, he looks so sad and I want him healthy... All I can do is keep trying, I guess.
They wouldn't be giving you flack for it if it were a cat or a dog. That's sad. I'm sorry. =(
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They wouldn't be giving you flack for it if it were a cat or a dog. That's sad. I'm sorry. =(
No, they wouldn't. In fact, we have quite the ailing dog at the moment who gets the best care possible. But fish aren't important, it's JUST a fish, easily replaceable. And every time I go out to get stuff for him or ask someone to pick meds up to try and help him, it's like the air in the house goes sour and everyone's dispositions go bad in seconds. It frustrates me.


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