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Old 12-25-2010, 12:37 AM   #1 
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how to prevent inflamed gills?

well my females gills wont go away.
i already use proper water conditioner.
its 10 gal, heater on, filter on.

whats wrong with my water?
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:45 AM   #2 
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well my females gills wont go away.
i already use proper water conditioner.
its 10 gal, heater on, filter on.

whats wrong with my water?

How often do you change your water (percentage and frequency)? Did you cycle your tank? Do you use any other additives beside water conditioner? What are your water parameters?
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:44 AM   #3 
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last water change is 5 days ago. i did 90%.
cycled??? i think it is i put extra cotton on my blue biological filter of quite flow10 (its brown). i put 1 table spoon of aquarium salt for the 10 gal.
my conditioner is aqueon water conditioner.
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:01 AM   #4 
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It's kinda hard to understand what you're saying...

You need to cycle. There are lots of threads on it on this website. Unless your cycling, you need to do 100% water changes. You probably shouldn't be adding any salt to the water usually, unless your adding it to treat the gill.

I'm confused, though. Are you trying to treat an inflamed gill or prevent it?
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:17 AM   #5 
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i do 90% because i use white sand as my substrate.

well im trying to prevent imflamed gills for my next fishes... i know that my females gills wont go normal because it has been inflamed for too long.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #6 
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Sayurasem,

I'd urge you to cycle your tank before adding another betta.

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Old 12-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #7 
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I'd stop using the aquarium salt if you're not treating anything (fin rot for example)...inflamed gills can become more irritated with salt usage.

If you're doing 90% water changes for a cycled tank, it probably isn't cycled anymore...only do 50-60% changes for a cycled tank about 2x a week if it's only 5-10gallons.. one of the water changes being a thorough substrate cleaning.

The Aqueon water conditioner seems like a pretty good product, just make sure you're measuring it accurately.

Be sure to treat your water that you're adding back into the tank before you add it in...that can also burn your betta's gills...and be sure it's at the right temperature too...not too hot and not too cold.
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