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Old 07-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #31 
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those aren't really preset, but they keep the water "5F above room temp". i've heard it was a good heater, but i've never used it.

i hope the little guy does okay. if you can get him a 2 gallon Sterilite bin, they're wider than tall, so it'll be easier for him to reach the surface. x: i forget how much they cost, but i have Zidane in one, and it might be better for your boy, since he has trouble swimming up. x:
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:14 AM   #32 
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What a gorgeous betta!

Vases are ok, but just keep in mind that the larger the tank is, the fewer water changes they require per week. I haven't found any vases with the right dimensions to properly house bettas... Home Goods does sell large bowls though. There are 3 sizes, the medium and large ones are ok for bettas and they look nice too. IMO tanks are ideal though.

I am concerned about his gill. It does appear swollen. Get the Aquarium Salt asap and treat him as Sakura instructed. Make sure you are performing daily 100% while he is in his temporary home.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:31 AM   #33 
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Alright so I got a vase at home goods (funny you mentioned it darkmoon haha. the store near me has soo many!), its a cylinder and at least a gallon. He swims around slowly. I got API stress coat and API aquarium salt and put it in the water earlier. He has an airstone and I think he's improving. At least hes swimming around. He won't eat but Ive heard thats normal when theyre sick so hopefully he will soon. I couldn't find a heater small enough and I'm scared of burning him up so I'll either go look tomorrow or find one online.

So should I not use any medicine anymore? and how often/how much water should I change until he's better? and yeah I still think there's something up with the gills, I hope nothing too serious

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Old 07-20-2011, 02:58 AM   #34 
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He looks so small in there, he must still be a young betta. Or that is one heck of a big vase. You'll want to put some tall plants in there, some that reach all the way up so he can rest in them near the surface.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:49 AM   #35 
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Sakura, your comment made me crack up. He does look so tiny in there! I'm sure he'll perk up in there with a heater, and some plants :)
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:56 AM   #36 
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He's like, "Wow, is this the ocean? It's so big! I can stretch my fins!" O.O I love his little expression, he looks kind of overwhelmed. A real "pinch me, I'm dreaming" look. Although I guess maybe being a freshwater fish he'd be saying, "Is this the river?"
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:46 PM   #37 
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hahah i hope hes that happy to be in it! i think the vase is about a gallon and a half. hes doing much better! i'm so happy the weird stuff on his gills is gone and hes been swimming around. a lot of the time i see him just sitting at the top or bottom but im hoping thats kind of normal. he still won't eat but today i gave him a piece of food and he tried eating but spit it out. before he wouldn't even pay any attention and just swim away like he was scared so i guess its improvement. thanks again for all your help, im sure i'll need more. for now i'm just thrilled things are looking up
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:32 PM   #38 
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His food may have been too big or he may not have an appetite yet. Give it some time.
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