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Old 05-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #21 
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Great! I will just keep using the Prime water conditioner and salt bath until his fins heal.

Oliver has been swimming all day! I must be doing something right!

What is the recommended amount of blood worms for a betta? I have given him his two pellets and two freeze dried blood worms throughout the day am I over feeding again?
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #22 
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I would cut back on the freeze dried bloodworms, they are even less nutritious than flake food. Anything freeze dried should be quite limited as it is the fisy equivalent of chips.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #23 
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Salt bath that u are treating with 1 tsp/gall that Oldfishlady recommended should be no longer then 10 days only.
But i assuming that Prime u need to use all the time since u have water issues?

I am glad he feels better.:)
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:10 PM   #24 
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Salt bath that u are treating with 1 tsp/gall that Oldfishlady recommended should be no longer then 10 days only.
But i assuming that Prime u need to use all the time since u have water issues?

I am glad he feels better.:)
Yes, I will continue using the prime water conditioner with any water change from now on.. and 1tsp/gal salt for 5-10 days depending on how his fins start to look.

His color is coming back, blowing bubbles and swimming. Seems to be in the clear! So glad I don't have to make another trip to a pet store today.

If I hadn't had everyone's help and advice I probably would have lost him. Many Thanks!
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I think it important to finish 10 days course of the salt treatment. Even though u see improvement it need to be finished.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:56 PM   #26 
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Thumbs up

update: Orville is feisty as ever, now that he is swimming un-clamped I can see how bad his fin rot was/is. There is even a pin hole on his tale. So silly of me to think his tail was a modified crown tail.. but lesson learned. His color is brighter then when I bought him! So can't wait to see him after he is better! YAY!

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:25 AM   #27 
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your betta so cute and i love the tank set up. I love that salt treatment helped and u don't damage fish with that. I usually treat other people bettas with medications but i will definitely considered try aquarium salt.

Also i spoke to someone who gives her bettas cooked shrimp. Which give their diet more protein which makes their immune system stronger. I just don't know how to do it. I am afraid them to choke on it. I don't know if i can just give them tiny piece or i have to ground it.

I want to ask Oldfishlady about that. Or maybe she can see my tread. I would really love to feed them with that. What a feast!!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:28 AM   #28 
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I make my homemade food out of shrimp, garlic and spinach all smashed up together to make a paste and feed my fish daily.....
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #29 
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I make my homemade food out of shrimp, garlic and spinach all smashed up together to make a paste and feed my fish daily.....
Then put all on a pan, deep-fry it and steal from the fish... Yoink!
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WOW! Saw only the first page of this lol!
Glad your fish is doing better. May his road to recovery be a safe one! :)
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