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Old 02-04-2011, 02:21 PM   #21 
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Bio, I am so sorry about the loss of your betta :(
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #22 
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...ohh and I just read the post about your cat, very sorry to hear :( losing pets is hard! I've lost a cat and a hamster, I cried for both.
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Biomess, I'm so sorry for your loss, of fishy and kitty. I've been in both exact situations - 1 month old betta and 18-year-old cat. It is not easy!
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:43 PM   #24 
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Biomess, I'm so sorry for your loss, of fishy and kitty. I've been in both exact situations - 1 month old betta and 18-year-old cat. It is not easy!
beautiful colors in your purple betta, sorry for your loss :(
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Thank you so much guys! It is very hard to lose a pet, I get so attached to them regardless of how big or small they are, with my cat Baby, it was her time, she lived a long good life and she was a mighty hunter too, though I hated to see her do that.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #26 
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....ok, on top of everything I just noticed his left side gill is not 'closing' all the way against his cheek, i looked from above and the right one is normal but the left is staying open....I'm soo worried! :( don't know what to do :(
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #27 
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My Crowntail has had the same problem, it just started today, I just got him a brand new tank yesterday, he was in not quite a 1 gallon vase so I got him a 2 gallon tank. Today he didn't really eat this morning, I offered pellets first and when he didn't take those I removed them and put a tiny bit of flakes in. He ate one of the flakes but has spent the rest of the day, mostly at the top of his tank, gills constantly moving and looks to be gasping for air, Sitting in one spot and barley moving, and went down and around for a swim a couple times but ran back up for air. Now he's just been at the top of the tank all day. I'm freaked out! was this overfeeding? Should I try the Epsom salt treatment as well? I have 4 bettas in total and my other 3 are fine. 3 of the 4 got bigger tanks yesterday and only the crowntail seems to be having issues today. I used the same water, water conditioner and aquarium salt mixture for all 4 as always..
...also left gill not 'closing' all the way...
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Here is a video I took of the labored breathing, sorry the quality isn't good, I took it with my cell...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eE2WAhFmeI
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here's another 2 videos...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6L1N6DRh4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogkGaFrVvM
in the second one it seems like he was having trouble getting up for air, kept falling :(
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Here is a video I took of the labored breathing, sorry the quality isn't good, I took it with my cell...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eE2WAhFmeI
If you will start a new thread you will get more response to your question...go to the disease and emergency and hit the new thread button and start a new thread...we will be happy to help you...also, copy and paste and fill out the question sheet with your post...the more information we have the better....
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