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Old 03-07-2011, 09:27 PM   #11 
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I was talking to Lupin in chat and he said sometimes it takes a few weeks to a month for parasites to show up when you get them new. So he recommend me to quarintine for a month just in case. I had the same stringy stuff on my female it looked like a spider web but she is not new. I havent seen it since I did the water change. I think it may have transfered from one of the new guys I got (the net maybe) it may not been something you did or didnt do so dont feel bad
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #12 
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My local petstore didn't have much for medication so I was sort of at a loss for what to get..I picked up betta revive and maracide by mardel. They didn't have parasite clear or coppersafe.
I am just using the betta revive and aquarium salt for now, but he is still acting real sick.He hasn't ate anything since this has all started.
He is still doing the tick..twitch thing..it looks like he is having seizures.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #13 
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I'm sorry he's not doing too well.
I've heard that betta revive works quite well for a lot of people, so hopefully it will work for your betta too.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #14 
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Keep up with the daily water changes and salt... hope he gets better soon.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:30 AM   #15 
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Hi im sorry about your betta..
id like to know if you found the solution to make him feel better again..
thanks
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #16 
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Hi im sorry about your betta..
id like to know if you found the solution to make him feel better again..
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I haven't yet. He still hasn't ate anything.I have been keeping up with daily water changes and aquarium salt with betta revive.
He doesn't seem to be twitching quite as badly today. The white fuzz is back again on his caudal fin. I hope he gets better. I really have no idea what happened with my little guy.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #17 
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I noticed the fuzz back on his caudal fin earlier today, so I decided betta revive and aquarium salt wasn't helping much. I went to petsmart (the only place that sells maracyn around here.) I got some maracyn two.


Came home 3 hours later to this (petsmart is a long way from my house):



How is this possible.
How can his whoole fin fall off in 3 hours!

I did another water change when I got home and added the maracyn.
I don't know what else to do.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:01 PM   #18 
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"fall off" nope, nom nom.

Parasite Clear asap, do the water bottle mix and refrigerate the un-used portion. You should have a walmart near you.

Don't let the fish stores fool you, they HAVE the medications, they just don't sell them on the shelf. Ask if you can get doses at a 99c fish rate. Fish are normally sold at piece-rate without barcode.

I got a tube of "PolyGuard" from Seachem, it contains gram negative, gram positive, antifungal, antiparasite and carbonate in it. The tiny scoop is a ten gallon dose so you'd have to do the water bottle fraction for accurate 1g doses.

The tube is about six bucks but treats one thousand gallons. Treatment cycle is 3 days at dosage, duration two weeks.

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:19 PM   #19 
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Yup, that's tail-biting for you.

If you still aren't able to find any Parasite Clear- keep going w/ the salt for ten days and the water changes... salt ime/imo is the number one cure for parasites.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #20 
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I have been giving him maracyn two to help heal it up nicely.He stopped the twitchy seizure thing.
I got him some bloodworms, and he is eating those.
At least he is eating something! woohoo!

It looks to me like he may have a little bit of fin regrowth already? Anyone know how long it usually takes to regrow a whole fin?




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