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Old 02-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #21 
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By improving the water quality will help the Betta immune response so he can take care of himself in a sense-we have to provide the tools..i.e....clean water of the correct temp, nutrition etc.........often improved water quality and nutrition are all that is needed...personally I don't use antibiotics nor do I recommend them.....I have had better luck with my fish by using more natural methods-less harsh on them and the environment.....

Its a good sign that he is swimming better and breathing is less labored...is he eating?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #22 
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I tried feeding him one small flake this morning but he wouldn't take it, I haven't offered him food since Friday.

He swims around pretty good still and yesterday I tried dipping his mirror in just long enough to get a look at his gills and he still flared at it, but I didn't want to tire him out so as soon as I saw his gills i took it away. Also I did another 50 % water change today.

Today he's still pale around the face and he has some red and white around his eyes instead of his usual black. This concerns me.

Thanks again so much for all your help! I really hope he heals. My poor baby :(
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #23 
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Still not eating and is pale on his body a bit now. Very sad.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:17 PM   #24 
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When was the last 100% change? You may want to do one and rinse everything in the tank off with hot water. Make sure you keep the water warm for him and acclimate him back into the tank after the 100% change.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #25 
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My heart is broken :( Spongebob passed away yesterday.
Thank you anyway for your help.

RIP my little baby :(
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