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Old 12-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #11 
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Poor guy. I was wondering if his swimming issues were from ammonia. I know after a while their organs will shut down as does the nervous system.

His cup was full of floating stuff that I think were his fins that rotted away. The ones on the top of the body are almost completly gone.

he hasn;t improved any but he hasnt gotten any worse. Still lopsided, still rapid gill movement
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:47 PM   #12 
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You need 2 1 gallon jugs, actually. If you can get them, do this: Fill first jug with 5 cups of dechlorinated water, add the dosage of medication (Maracyn II or Tetracycline), mix well. Now the ratio is 1/2 cup of medicated water to 1 gallon of tank water. So fill up the second jug to the top, dechlorinate, and then pour 1/2 cup of water from the 1st jug into the second jug. Now fill his cup with that. Repeat as necessary for water changes.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:49 AM   #13 
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he ate a bloodworm
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:49 PM   #14 
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Yay! Poor guy looks so sad! I hope he keeps eating and healing!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #15 
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Poor little guy! Sending healing thoughts your way.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #16 
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Aw poor little dude! But you know what? We're in the same boat! I just inherited a betta who is in almost the same condition, rescued from what I am certain was betta hell!

Sometimes it takes days to see any improvement, but it's not impossible. So long as he's warm, free from stress, and still showing signs of hope (eating the bloodworm is always good!), there's hope! I'm sending him positive vibes. Keep us up to date!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #17 
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Good luck! He looks horrible...but thanks to you, at least hell have good care..My next betta will be the worst looking one! I think i have enough experience to try to raise a sick betta...but anyways, good luck to you and your survivor..
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:48 AM   #18 
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Normally I get the ones that need some TLC but usually its SBD or fin rot. missing fins, ever something this bad looking

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he eats bloodworms and he was flaring up a storm at his "tankmate" who keep trying to reach his bloodworm, oblivious to the fact that squiggles is in a cup and he can not physically get to him or the food. But he is still lopsided and has rapid gill movement at times. He can swim straight for a second or two before he goes sideways again. Spine Injury? SBD? I haven;t seen him poop yet
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Try mystery. :P But I'm glad he's still kicking. A little concerned that he hasn't pooped yet, though. He's not bloated though, right? Could be an injury. Does he scoot along on his stomach?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #20 
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He's not bloated though, right?
I don't think so. He doesnt look bloated

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could be an injury. Does he scoot along on his stomach?
Sort of. His butt wiggles but he dosen't get very far.
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