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Old 08-09-2011, 12:49 PM   #1 
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Extended Gill?

Yesterday i had to bow to the almightly master of i want a new betta.

I was wandering in Petsmart and found this gorgeous white betta with beautifull red fins.

So sucker that i am i wanted him the instant i saw him.
Then my wife pointed out that one of his gills was open.

Not quite like he is flaring but it's definetely not anywhere near his body.
I thought well i'll make him flare with a mirror and it'll fix itself.

Guess what. he hates the mirror :(

So now i'm not sure if this is a defect or if it's fixable.
i put him in some epsomsalt to get him to calm down a little in the hope this helps.

i would take a picture but my battery charger is dead >.<

P.S. it's only on one side of his body.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:52 PM   #2 
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If they have inflamed gills it can push their gill covers open some, I'm not sure how to treat that....
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:31 PM   #3 
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I think aquarium salt should work.. Sometimes ammonia burns cause this.. It may also be a defect.
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