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Old 04-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #11 
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Okay...

His finrot will actually get much better with frequent changes of his tank with fresh, conditioned water. If your tank is only 1 gallon, changing his water every day for a week would not be too often. Spoil him with fresh, conditioned water. :)
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Too much salt or using salt too long can damage a betta's liver and cause other difficult issues. Salt is best used as an occasional treatment for specific conditions. In most cases, it is epsom salt, not aquarium salt, that is called for.
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You dont always use salt, only if your fish is sick, because they build up a tolerance for it, and when you need it, it wont do a thing for your betta. Salt obviously isnt helping the finrot, so the only thing to do if do 100% water changes every day for awhile (salt-free) to clear things up.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #14 
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How big is your fish?
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You know, it just occured to me that this forum is like a big aquarium, with members swimming over and popping in. LOL!
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How big is your fish?
It doesn't matter, because you can't tell a fish's age by their size ;)
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Hopefully your betta is just experiencing a bit of bloat from the new food. Try to keep track if he is pooing... if not, he's a bit constipated from the new food.

so, change the water, fast him, watch for poo... no poo, and still bloated tomorrow, we'll deal with that issue. :)
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When you get this sorted out and are feeding your fish, feed 2-3 pellets twice a day and fast one day a week. Pellets may be tiny but their stomach is only about the size of their eye.

Turn off the light as well if he seems to be swimming frantically as the dark may help calm him.
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bettafish15,

True... but it can give us an indication if this is a younger fish (young fish are more prone to bloat/constipation issues) or a mature fish with a different set of issues.
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He is kind big. How do I know what a big betta looks like?
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