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Old 03-14-2011, 07:47 PM   #111 
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If the meds is all you can get use the meds.. About the tank cleaning im not 100% sure.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:18 PM   #112 
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If the "natural" treatment requires aquarium salt... i'm not sure iodized salt would be so safe, and the other treatment my friend indicated only uses a dash of that.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #113 
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Iodized salt is NEVER safe. Only use aquarium salt, or in a pinch kosher salt. But never ever table salt or iodized salt. They will kill your betta.
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Should I just take the dash of salt out of the treatment then? (use the meds only)
My friend said table salt was okay but he's been wrong before. Very.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:34 PM   #115 
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Yes I would do a water change now. Table salt is not made of the same elements kosher salt or aquarium salt. Table salt is never okay.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:40 AM   #116 
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I'm still not treating, don't worry. No salt is in him.
I can only in the afternoon go buy the meds, so he'll have to wait.

I still want to know how deadly this is, and how to get rid of this thing on the full tank after the fish is taken out.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:57 AM   #117 
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Personally, im not sure but why dont you try Pming Oldfishlady and asking her.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:11 AM   #118 
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Velvet can be deadly if left untreated, but your fish should be fine as long as you get the meds quickly, which you're planning on doing.

I think it's definitely a good idea to PM OldFishLady, she is an expert on betta diseases and will give you great advice on your treatment method, as well as how to kill it in the tank.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:00 AM   #119 
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I will do that, thank you!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #120 
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Wow...12 pages....a lot going on......to re-cap so I know what is going on.....

How much and how often have you been doing water changes on the main tank, water temp, additives used.....Do you use dechlorinator or better question....your source water that you use with the Betta....is it tap water? and is the tap water treated with chlorine, chloramine..etc... to make it safe to drink by humans or do you use well water/untreated water.....if you use a dechlorinator what kind is it and how much do you use

Right now....what is the Betta in...QT or the main tank

I see you have a heater now...what is the water temp?

Is he eating, if so, how much

Other than the yellow sprinkle of coloration...anything else...is he rubbing himself on objects in the tank...itching??? fins clamped, bloated, buoyancy problems, eyes are they clear or clouded...anything else going on or signs/symptoms and how long has he been symptomatic

How long have you had him and do you know his age

I only give recommendation based on natural treatments.......I don't use OTC medications and sometimes once the fish has been ill for a long time natural treatment are not as effective...but neither are OTC products....fast treatment is always best

I will be happy to help you and your Betta out as much as I can....but I am not sure I can do that much at this stage of the game......
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