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Old 01-28-2011, 04:38 PM   #21 
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Good to hear that you are seeing some improvement and eating....a bit more time and hopefully he will get back to his ole self.....
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:44 PM   #22 
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Well, it's not looking good.

A few weeks ago he stopped eating and went back to hiding on the bottom again. I put him back in the QT tank and he's been there for a few weeks now on the epsom salt treatment. He doesnt ever swim, just lays on the bottom and moves his gills. He doesn't eat much if at all, although seems eager to get food when it is placed there. I don't really know what to do anymore, it just seems his time has come.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:54 PM   #23 
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I don't think you are supposed to do the epsom salt treatment for weeks...
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #24 
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It was one set of 10 days, and then this has been 15-20 days probably. Should I just go for 100% water changes every 1-2 days w/o epsom salt?
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #25 
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I haven't found Epsom salt to effect fish the same way as aquarium salt as far as long term use and side effect......I use it in low doses for my aquarium plants and with genetic related problems with Betta I will sometimes keep them in Epsom salt long term.....however, it is best if you can limit the time in the Epsom salt if you can...
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:17 PM   #26 
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Thanks for the help everyone, but Oliver unfortunately died this afternoon. At least I gave it my best shot!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #27 
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Sorry for your loss.....when its their time- its their time and all you can do is your best......and that is what you did......
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