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Old 05-23-2011, 11:51 PM   #11 
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Any salt? It helps a lot. 2 TBS per gal.

I'm dissolving the salt in a separate container right now, forgot to add that part.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:03 AM   #12 
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He seems to be improving some. He isn't resting on the bottom like he's dead anymore, and is moving a little more then before.

He breathing seems to be a little better now, still a little shallow but at least I can tell his gills are moving now

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Old 05-24-2011, 12:45 PM   #13 
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DO NOT do two TBS per gallon. TBS is tablespoons, which is a ton. Do ONE teaspoon per gallon.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:09 PM   #14 
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Just a small side note:

Normally when I get a new betta and it is listless, lethargic and generally under the weather, I give a drop or two of methylene blue in their cup/bowl, not in the tank because it can harm your biological filter. On the bottle of methylene blue it says that it aids in general disease prevention and with a listless, lethargic fish it could be fighting off multiple ailments.

Just an aside. :) It can be used in conjunction with salt, and if you're dosing a small container I would use no more than a drop from a medicine syringe.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:06 PM   #15 
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DO NOT do two TBS per gallon. TBS is tablespoons, which is a ton. Do ONE teaspoon per gallon.
Don't worry, I didn't put that much in because it seemed like way to much to me too.

@Ajones108- I'll look to see if they have it at this fish specialty store I used to go to that has everything.



Also my Betta is still alive, is doing a little better then my last update of him. I just changed his water, and he was harder to catch this time(Possibly higher energy? or just flight response....), and I was trying to be careful to not stress him anymore then necessary.

He uses his pectorals a little more, and whenever I check on him he's laying in a new spot, rather then just sitting around the same spot.

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #16 
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Aw glad he made it through the night, sounds like he will slowely get better. Pics once hes feeling up to it! :)
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #17 
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I agree..I wouldn't do 2 TBS...Maybe 1 tsp...you can slowly work him up to 2 tsp..but..I usually don't use that much salt unless the fish has obvious white cottony/fuzzy growth...On this guy he just looks to be a little anemic and shocked...

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I am glad to hear he is doing better!
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #18 
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The key I found with very very ill fish is whatever you do do it slowly. I would only add a little a salt at a time and keep changing the water as much as you can I usually do it for sick fish once a day. And I would hold off meds till he is feeling a little better only cause it can sometime kill the fish because medication does stress the fishes system a little. Best of luck so happy he is feeling better.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #19 
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after doing some grocery shopping and getting snake food I peaked inside his container and his pectoral fins are almost always moving :D and he's swimming around a little. I added some fresh water so it's a little deeper now, and he seems happier. Still not eating though, but he did eyeball some food before leaving it alone (Rather then be oblivious to the food). Hopefully he will start eating and get to a better weight....

It's hard to get photos of him because the container is opaque, but I got a few that are decent, as well as one that shows how skinny he is and the container I have him in.


The light doesn't seem to bother him, but I'm still leaving it off because I don't want my cichlid to see the bettas shadow and scare it


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Aw hes so skinny, just a head and a stringy body, so glad to hear hes improving, almost out of the woods! Keep us updated :)
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