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Old 10-12-2011, 02:39 PM   #11 
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He's gonna Be one gorgeous fellow once he gets up and running.

I'd treat him with 2 tsp/gal of aq salt. The back on his face just doesn't look right.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #12 
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yeah it's the left side :( He is also missing a few scales... most around his face. And I will use AQ then :)
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:49 PM   #13 
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If you can get some black water extract (and I swear by it!) for his fins, I think they should grow out nicely. To me he looks quite healthy, and the stuff on the bottom honestly looks like crap from the water and not much to worry about. I would focus on keeping him from getting any fin rot, and if you can feed him a high protein, mostly frozen diet it would benefit him immensely.

As for his gill problem, it could be caused by scarring from ammonia burns, parasites or even be a genetic defect. You can't really do much about it except watch his gills -- if they're red inside, they're healthy. Anything else is worrisome. I've had bettas with gill problems before and they've lived for a long time, healthy as anything.

It can be a little overwhelming when you get a betta that's tattered up, but they turn out to be the best fishies ever.

I'm rooting for little Shiloh! Good on you for springing him out of there.

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Old 10-12-2011, 03:03 PM   #14 
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-giggles- I made him flare so I could take a picture to show ya... And now he is a big bully to me xDD flaring at me and chasing my finger!!! Ohh I spoke too soon now he's hiding... ("I can't see you, you can't see me!")

I cannot quite get a pic of the side of his face... but using a light (and magnifying glass!) I noticed something... he has 2 heavy ridges which is probably why he cannot flare that side.... where the black lining is, part of it is white v(like I said, like white tissue :p) And he is also missing part of the outside piece... (probably what caused the ridges too!)


edit: okay NOW I am sure he is a dog. LOL. There's a fly landing and walking around the rim of his container, and he's watching it... almost can hear him say "come a liiiiittle closer..."
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:01 PM   #15 
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He sounds like quite the character 8D

Hope he pulls through, keep us updated!
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #16 
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xD I think he will be quite the character LOL.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:06 PM   #17 
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What an awesome save <3
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #18 
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thanks :) He is very active... hence why I suspect he'll be a jumper xD He's very curious, but cautious. He's got some real personality though LOL! can't wait for him to get better!!! :D
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:21 PM   #19 
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-smacks my forehead- I KNEW he was a jumper... thought the water level was low enough but nooo guess he really doesn't have fins to weigh him down >/ Silly fish... -puts something ontop- darn rights you stay in there! LOL
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:08 AM   #20 
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Oh I sure hope you get the face damage sorted out and he heals up nicely. I love a betta with personality. You go Shiloh
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