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Old 10-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #21 
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Ok, I'll put him into a smaller space, but have it in his house primarily for temp control and ease of h2o changes.

I've gotten scrapped up a few times in life, but I don't remember anyone putting me in a small bowl with salt. Maybe no one cared enough :)
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #22 
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Bud is in a 3 gal white bucket with 2 gal water, 2 tablespoons aquarium salt, Stress Coat (healing dose which is x2), a few drops of Prime. Temp. dropping to 75-ish, and a log from his house so he's not too displaced.

A pissed little fish. He changed to a reddish-purple color, but his fins stayed bright blue. Never saw that before.

When I change his water daily, I'll cup him and get a good look at his mouth to see how it is.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #23 
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That sounds great. I hope for a speedy recovery for the little big guy!
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #24 
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Input, I'm very glad to hear it isn't columnaris. Yay! Continue with the salt treatment for at least 3 days, more if he'll stand it. Try not to let the temp drop below 75 because the colder temps will suppress his immune system.

And don't worry, he'll forgive you. All you have to do is feed him. Bettas will forgive anything if you feed him.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #25 
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Sakura, for my own knowledge . . . since he's just fighting a wound and not columnaris, does he need the full 3 tsp (ie. 1 Tbsp) of AQ per gal? I would think he would do well with just 1 tsp per gal? Just want to know for my own future reference.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #26 
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flowerslegacy, yeah in most wound cases, 1 tsp per gallon is adequate but I'd like to keep Bud at the higher level just to make sure there is absolutely no trace of columnaris. Hope that helps you.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:04 PM   #27 
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OH! Okay, that makes sense. I thought I had under dosed Helen when I QT'd her for cloudy eyes - whew! See, this is why I always contact you when I have questions!
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:39 AM   #28 
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Thank you, every one of you fish-nuts! Your help with Buds initial surprise, starting plants, and now his war wounds... Thank you. it's very important to
me that he is in a good place, and reading often doesn't quite paint the most clear picture so the forum is sooooo, valuable! I was pressed for time when I got him as well as his injury, stressful for me :(

P.S.- I'm not a fish-nut, I just really, really like fish :)
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:55 AM   #29 
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*coughfish-nutcough*



I'm a little nutty.. and I love my fish.. does that make me a fish nut?

Wait.. do fishes even have n... never mind.

*walks away whistling innocently*
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #30 
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hahahaha! Myates, you cracked me up! And Input . . . you're a total fish nut!! And now lovingly known as a betta slave :)
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