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Old 05-19-2011, 10:21 PM   #11 
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Yep. I agree that he does. Also, from experience .5 tsp/gallon works just as well as 1 tsp/gallon. I have a planted tank and brackish water is bad for the plants. Been pet sitting for my sister and his fins do just as well with half as they do with 1. It's all up to how you want to care for them. Salt upsets the bettas digestive system from what I've gathered so that's another reason I cut back.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:37 PM   #12 
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Yep. I agree that he does. Also, from experience .5 tsp/gallon works just as well as 1 tsp/gallon. I have a planted tank and brackish water is bad for the plants. Been pet sitting for my sister and his fins do just as well with half as they do with 1. It's all up to how you want to care for them. Salt upsets the bettas digestive system from what I've gathered so that's another reason I cut back.
Oh no! I used one teaspoon per gallon (he is in a temperary 2.5 gallon), I used prime to condition the water and I turned off the filter. He has ate some things but usually spits out food (but not right away, maybe a minute or two after he eats it). I dont have live plants just silk ones. Im worried! Will his fins grow back properly or all the way?
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Using .5tsp/gallon is like taking half an aspirin when you need two. I doesnt do anything, and you build up a tolerance to it.

1tsp/gallon is fine, dont be worried. And to be honest, I wouldnt use less than 1tsp/gallon, as it doesnt do enough.

If you have plants, I would just remove them or remove the fish for the time hes being healed.

Ive never heard of it upsetting their digestive system. It will, however, cause liver and intestinal damage when used for long periods of time, much like any "medicine" would when done too long. Thats why 10 days is usually recommended.

he'll be ok!
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Using .5tsp/gallon is like taking half an aspirin when you need two. I doesnt do anything, and you build up a tolerance to it.

1tsp/gallon is fine, dont be worried. And to be honest, I wouldnt use less than 1tsp/gallon, as it doesnt do enough.

If you have plants, I would just remove them or remove the fish for the time hes being healed.

Ive never heard of it upsetting their digestive system. It will, however, cause liver and intestinal damage when used for long periods of time, much like any "medicine" would when done too long. Thats why 10 days is usually recommended.

he'll be ok!
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