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Old 06-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #21 
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There is something wrong with his swim bladder, but you also need to perform more water changes. More water changes and Epsom might help. Add the Epsom directly to his tank water (after dissolving it in dechlorinated water). Increase water changes as OFL advised... Good luck!

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #22 
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Woops, I called Candy a him >.< She's in a small container of dechlorinated water and Epsom salt now. The water temperature is actually more stable than I thought, about 22-24 Celsius.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #23 
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Its not that I don't think its swim bladder so much as starting with the least and moving to most kinda issue.......rule out water quality and that may fix the swimming problem....
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #24 
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It may have been the water quality that made her sick, because she was fine when I first got her. She's definately gotten worse since I first noticed the symptoms, anyone know how long it'll take with the Epsom salt and daily water changes for her to get better?
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Just thought I'd let everyone know that Candy's slightly improved, swimming a bit better now. What I think is her waste looks kinda funny though. I've been feeding her only peas.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:54 AM   #26 
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I'm glad she's feeling a bit better. Peas aren't very good for bettas though... Frozen daphnia (sold at Petsmart) is a much safer option. You can use Epsom salt long term. Just keep up the water changes and epsom.

Sorry, but I have to ask, what does her poop look like? Is it white/stringy?
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:29 PM   #27 
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I don't think we have a Petsmart in Australia. I'm not sure if it's poop or not because it doesn't really look anything like betta poo. It's sort of a yellowish clump thing :/
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If you've been feeding her peas, then her waste will reflect that. I'd say it's natural for her current diet.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:20 AM   #29 
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I plan on slowly getting her onto a normal diet again, now that she's improving. She's swimming much better now, only a little crooked.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:26 AM   #30 
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That's great! I love happy endings.
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