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Old 01-21-2011, 12:19 PM   #11 
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Here are pictures. He is eating well.

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #12 
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I am happy to report that Oliver is doing MUCH better. Spending a lot more time swimming than sitting around and is overall a very happy fish. He's eating well and is not having the same disorientation problems that he was having before. I'm going to (slowly) re-introduce him into his tank today. Thank you OldFishLady!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #13 
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Great....good to hear he is improving...good job....
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:32 PM   #14 
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I re-introduced him into the tank, and he still seems to be hanging on the bottom. Moving a bit more but still hanging out in the corner. He ate again, although in that big tank I had to direct the brine shrimp so that they fell near him. I rigged the filter to produce a little less current, so we'll see what happens.

If he doesn't improve within the next few days, would more time in the epsom bath be beneficial?
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #15 
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How many days did you do the Epsom salt treatment in QT?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #16 
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10 days. Perhaps 9 actually.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:16 PM   #17 
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If he doesn't start to show improvement or start to get worse...

I would QT and do a full 10day Epsom salt treatment with 2tsp/gal and the daily water changes with the pre-mixed epsom salt and tannins

This is a treatment not a bath...sometimes I confuse people and they take the fish out of the Epsom salt water and put them in fresh everyday and the Betta needs to stay in the Epsom salt for a full 10days-this is why pre-mixing the Epsom salt is helpful....not saying I confused you...just a general statement for others....
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #18 
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Ah, yes. I was leaving him in the QT tank in the epsom salt. I will monitor him and see what happens. Thanks again!
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #19 
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sry its most likely to be dead
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #20 
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I'm happy to report that I went to check on him today and he was happily swimming at the top today. He even stuck around for a feeding of flakes, which he hasnt done in a very long time because he has been on the bottom and couldnt see them. His tail is still sinking a bit, but seeing him up and swimming around was certainly a good sign.
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