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Old 03-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #11 
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it's hard to tell in the pic, but it looks like he has mild fin rot, and bites of some sort. if you can get a good pic of him from the side, it'll be easier to tell.

search on ebay. i had a link of a good IAL seller, but i lost it. betta spa has it, too. i've read on here, even decaf green tea bags'll work the same. :3
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:39 PM   #12 
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Where can I get IAL?
This is where I got my last batch & I am VERY happy with it:

http://www.catappaleaves.com/Default.aspx
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #13 
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it's hard to tell in the pic, but it looks like he has mild fin rot, and bites of some sort. if you can get a good pic of him from the side, it'll be easier to tell.

search on ebay. i had a link of a good IAL seller, but i lost it. betta spa has it, too. i've read on here, even decaf green tea bags'll work the same. :3
Oh yeah - forgot all about the decaf green tea!!! THAT would be the way to go for now, IMO, since you can get that FAST & the IAL would take over a week from Singapore.

Good luck!!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #14 
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i looked for some the other day. hopefully, other stores are better than my local Food Lion. lol i found ONE brand that sold decaf green tea, and the box was about three bucks. Xd sucks, living in the boonies. lol :3 might still get my mom to pick it up for me, since i have Cup and Dante who have ripped fins. ._o
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #15 
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IAL u can order 515-283-0300 MIKE I ordered from them before.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #16 
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Thanks you all.I have normal green tea, but it has caffeine in it.. poor Emerald would get the jitters!
I may go get some decaf green tea sometime this evening/night..depending on when I get off work today/tonight...
Do you know if it is just green tea that works?Can decaf black tea work?
Also, can I use the decaf green tea with the medication he is on already?
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:39 PM   #17 
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too many kinds of tea~ @.@ i don't know about the others, i just heard green tea. o.o i used IAL with meds before(mostly salt, since i'm pretty anti-med), so i guess it'll work fine.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #18 
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ok, ok.. One last question for the moment..
I have been doing 100% changes daily to keep his water super clean because he has an open wound.
Can I still do 100% water changes while using IAL or green tea? Or would that decrease the effectiveness of it?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #19 
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I hope it good idea to use it together. I wish Oldfishlady see this post and help.
May be it better to use medications and 100% water change and when u done then to use IAL or Green tea?

But i read Oldfishlady post she premix IAL in 1gall and let it stay i don't remember how many hours. I did it for my fish but i am using aged water for mine bettas anyway so i let it stay over night. Water will be dark yellowish brown color.I guess u will do it every time when u change him.

The phone # i wrote that were i ordered IAL should be correct let me know if i did mistake. I ordered from there they mail it to u very fast and it very inexpensive.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #20 
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Alright, I did my best to take some photos of him. He likes to dart around really fast when he sees us coming with the camera..so it is sort of difficult.


But, here is his "good side"



and here is the hurt side.



I don't know if the medication and aquarium salt is helping much, but I can tell his color is looking alittle better. The green/blue shimmer is more noticeable now.
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