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Old 09-10-2011, 10:49 PM   #11 
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thank you! :D
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on bettatalk it said " lower down of what you feeding" straw berry had that and she got over it quick maybe his is more severe sorry if i can't help =[
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #13 
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You're welcome, SKA. Feel free to post or PM me if anything changes. But definitely get the epsom salt tomorrow. Good luck with Geppetto.
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does aquarium salt do anything? i have some of that...
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:01 PM   #15 
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In his case, I think the aquarium salt would actually do more harm than good. What you want is something that leaches the extra fluids out of his body and epsom salt does that because it's a laxative.
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oh. okay. :) thanks. also i plan on fasting him for 2 days, just to make sure. lol. i wish i knew how old he is cause i read that sometimes bettas get swim bladder when they are near to the end of their lifespan.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:08 PM   #17 
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Yes, that's true, they do. As fish get older, their body stops functioning as efficiently and that's why they start getting a lot of health problems. Same with mammals, too. :/ How long have you had him? Most bettas we get from pet stores like Petco are about 6-12 months old by the time they reach the shelves. Considering that the average lifespan of a betta is 1-3 years, with anything over 5 being amazingly old, most of our pet store bettas that we have for over a year are pretty old.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #18 
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i got mine from a local pet shop called exotic aquatics. i haven't even had for a whole week yet. it will be a week tomorrow. also i'm wondering if it's the cold water that's bothering him. :( alsooooo i got him an anemne sorry i cant spell, and i put it in his tank yesterday. heres a link to something like it...http://www.walmart.com/ip/Regent-Aqu...-Pets/10321555

do bettas not like something like that???? :(

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Is he in cold water? If so, carefully acclimate him back into his warmer tank. What you can do to acclimate him is dribble a teeny bit of tank water into his bowl every few minutes until the volume of water in the bowl has doubled. Then gently add him into his tank.

If you've only had him a week and you got him from a local pet store and not a chain pet store, my guess is he's about 3-6 months old.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #20 
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oh okay. yea i believe that the store was a local store. and yea every ten mins i'm acclimating him to the warmer tank water. i'll be doing that for 45 mins, and it's been 30 mins now. also what are some good plants for him to get? something that wont hurt his fins.
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