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Old 07-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #21 
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Epsom salt treatment is to use 1 teaspoon of epsom salt per gallon. Using an empty gallon milk jug, fill it water, dechlorinate it, add the teaspoon of epsom salt, shake the jug really well, and pour it in a QT container of about a gallon, unless you have a small tank size, like under 3 gallons. Do 100% water changes every day with fresh pre-mixed water.

The above treatment is if the bloat DOES NOT go down after you not feeding him for a couple days.
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Okay until Wednesday. an you can put a tsp on espom salt in a 2.5 gallon tank right?
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #23 
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Actually some people on the forum fast their bettas once a week, not to mention bettas can go a week without food, so...

Just fast him for 2-3 days. If it's just bloat he'll "deflate"

Yes, assuming you do 100% changes weekly.
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So double checking what we reviewed:

Fast him for 3 days and if his tummy dosent go down I put 1 tsp of espom salt (undyed unscented) in his 2.5 gallon tank?
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If after 2-3 days his bloat doesn't go away, use 2.5 tsps of Epsom salt in your 2.5G tank. Remember? 1 tsp/ 1 G
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #26 
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Actually some people on the forum fast their bettas once a week, not to mention bettas can go a week without food, so...
wait hold on... as in some people choose not to feed their fish every friday?

And yes BlueBetta, thats what I gathered aswell.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #27 
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Okay so:

Fast him for 3 days. If his bloat does not go away give him 2.5 tsp of espom salt (unscented undyed) in his 2.5 gallon tank?

Also, Shimi mentioned he had fin rot (Page 1) does he? Erm, he's "swollen to the sides of his fins"
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #28 
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Yeah I fast my fish on sunday lol no religious reason its just easy for me to remember unless I am conditioning them....
And yes TheBlueBettaFish thats correct, but I suggest premixing it in gallon jugs (makes it easier is all)
And I dont think he has fin rot
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #29 
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Fin rot? Doesn't seem like it, except for a small patch on the top of his cadual fin. Please fill out that form, if you want help with this after his bloat goes away. The only reason we could help without that form was because of the pics.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #30 
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Thanks for your help...
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Thanks a bunch. I will recommend you to people I chat with on the forums.

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