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Old 08-01-2011, 07:01 PM   #1 
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Wildfire going down hill :(

I rescued Wildfire from Walmart about 3 days ago, she has SBD and finrot, both of which she is being treated for and she has been responding well and showing new fin growth and has been swimming really well.
Sadly, this moning he was "sitting" at the bottom of her tank, not her usual spunky self, I assumed it was from the new surroundings and she was stressed so I put a barrier around her tank to block ot some of the light ad noise.
Well, I just back from helping my BF sign up for classes to find Wildfire laying o her side at the bottm of her tank :(
She is stil breathing and occassionally struggling up to the top...
What should I do???
Im worried she wont survive the night ;(

Tank size (down sized her to a 1 gallon half way filled) just back to my apartment last night so tank is freshly cleaned (25% water change this morning also)
Temp- 78-80
I use the AIP delorinator, water conditinor fish coat stuff (cant remember what its called, it was reccomended by someone on here though)
Not sure about the levels of anything...
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:05 PM   #2 
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Sorry about your fishy! Is there a reason that her 1 gallon is only half way filled? Also how often are water changes? In that much water, you probably need daily water changes.
Is she pooping and eating regularly?
Is she bloated at all?
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #3 
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Just movd her into the 1 gallon QT tank, it half way filled because she is having trouble swimming, I clean tanks 25% everyday, and do 100% once a week (gravel and all)
She is not bloated, she ate fine this morning, even begged an extra pellet out of me, and I did happen to see her poop this morning, it was all normal, not sure if she has pooped since

*I do 100% for my bettas in QT tanks*
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #4 
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Hmmm.... then I have no idea :(
What are you treating her with now? If anything that is. It sounds like you're doing everything you should to me.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #5 
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Have you done an epsom salt treatment for her yet?? With her SBD that would be about the best thing for her.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #6 
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1 tsp of Espom salt per gallon, plus an extra tsp of the water conditionor/skin coating stuff (as per the instructions on the bottle for bettas with fin damage)
Also, oak leaves (tannis in the water)
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:11 PM   #7 
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Oh, sorry, didnt see your comment Indyfishy... I've been using the espom salt since day one, same with the tannis...
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #8 
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Try upping the epsom salt to 3 tsp per gallon and see how she does. You're doing a great job taking care of her, it sounds like she's in good hands!
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #9 
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Wildfire died within the last 30 mins (I've been getting u every thirty mins to check on her)
I have never been so mad and sad at the same time, I really wish there was something I could do to improve the conditions of these poor fish at stores :(

RIP Wildfire

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Old 08-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #10 
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oh no!!!! I'm so sorry to hear that =( poor baby!!!! but she got great care when she was with you, and she knew that!
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