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Old 07-09-2011, 01:50 PM   #121 
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The pictures don't look like a tumor at all, which is good!

Either a) It could be him poorly bred to where he has a deformed lip b) He has dead tissue on his lip from lack of proper care c) It is very badly burned from the ammonia, like the rest of his body.

I honestly think if you keep up these very frequent water changes and keep everything as natural as possible, he will heal up fast! I am glad you went for IAL compared to salt, salt could damage his system very quickly in the condition he's in. Keep taking OFL's advice, and diligently work on healing him, and I think he'll make it!

I just love his tail colors, they are stunning. I can't wait to see him in a month or two when he heals up and his coloring comes back again!

You should definitely keep taking "before" pictures, then take pictures when he is healed and colored up, then go back to the pet store and show him the pictures. Tell him he needs to keep them in proper water/housing with good care so they keep their vibrant colors and they appeal to people more so he can actually sell them for a good price. Hopefully he'll listen to that!
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:17 PM   #122 
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I'm going to go with a and a little bit of c.. His burns are so bad! But they'e scabbing over now.. So that's good :). I have an Indian Almond tree growing right outside my house so i have a stock all year round, I use it in all my tanks but he gets the double dose.
He's been so active today! I never thought I'd see a fish "exploring" in a gallon tank but there you have it lol!, he got himself stuck behind his cup too, causing trouble already, sigh!
The swelling on his lip has reduced ever so slightly but the "zomg!" expression remains.
I was actually surprised his tail hadn't burned off! The other MGDT (who I also want to rescue but is too expensive and I have no place to keep) had lost an entire tail and seemed to be developing columnaris... I think this guy got away easy. The man I bought him from is exceptionally stupid/ ignorant... He firmly believes that this guy has no issues and is completely alright. He even wanted me to breed him and then sell him the fry! Most customers are no better, they want bargains on VTs that are less than a dollar and then will keep them in tiny bowls! I'm going to do my best not to go back there..
I'm loving his colours right now :D he seems to be developing a green iridescence and black pattern on his scales, I wonder how much he'll change...
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:22 PM   #123 
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now I'm thinking I should just bug you when I run out of IAL :p lol

it's pretty awesome watching them get more color and it definitely seems like they hold their fins more proudly after a while as well ^_^
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:27 PM   #124 
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Haha as long you pay shipping, you can have all you want
Yeah, it must be feeling good to be clean, free and warm rather than dirty, cold and confined. I is putting pikchers nao!
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:40 PM   #125 
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I'm guessing the shipping shouldn't cost that much since people will sell like 50 for like $10 including shipping from thailand and I'd assume they'd be making money off them, lol, may have to make you go check sometime :p

having room to actually spread out their fins doesn't hurt either
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #126 
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Here be pics! These are from last night! The normal betta sass is starting to emerge now, he's being all go away now, it's not nom time,at me lol!

Knows I am bringing food, emerges from behind cup:

Look at the green! It grows!!

So where are the noms?

Worst burns ever!

I see one! Mm worms.. *slurp*

You can see the black scaling in this..

We is done? I goes back...
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:50 PM   #127 
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Lol, of course they sell 50 for 10$, it practically grows everywhere and its free.. 100% profit?
Let me know when you might need them I think I'll get into the business too XD!
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:15 PM   #128 
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lol, that third pic is hilarious
I still have quite a few right now, but I'll definitely let you know when I'm getting low :p
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:50 PM   #129 
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Aww, he's cute. such pretty coloring, I might want some of that IAL to ;)
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #130 
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Glad to hear he's feeling a little better :)
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