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Old 01-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #11 
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remember to dissolve the salt first!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #12 
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remember to dissolve the salt first!
By stirring it in the water right? Was also wondering if stress coat + can be usedn as a replacement water conditioner, and if I should add in the nutrafin water conditioner if I'm using the stresscoat +. It mentions that it cleans tap water so I think it may be a suitable water conditioner as well.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #13 
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Some do use stresscoat+ as their only water conditioner and have no problems in doing that. I don't know about using both as I have never done it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #14 
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sorry read your question wrong haha. yes stresscoat+ as a water conditioner is fine. when i first got my betta i used it as my only water conditioner and my parameters and water clarity was fine but i have sinced switched to a different conditioner because it is frequently out of stock at my lps (idk why cause its a common product)
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #15 
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I personally use both conditioner and stresscoat+ :P

I dissolve the salt by putting the required amount into your betta cup and filling it up just a TINY bit with some hot water from your tap (just enough to dissolve it all). It will help evenly and quickly dissolve the salt. Put it in your hospital tank, then fill the rest up with cooler water to the appropriate temperature. Put in conditioner and stresscoat+.

Then first acclimate your betta to the temperature, then the water. Afterwards, you release him :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #16 
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Unhappy

Thanks everyone for the quick answers.

I was also wondering how long the entire treatment process may take? I am disappointed to see him in this condition, and wish to see him well ASAP.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:02 PM   #17 
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He should be in the salt for a maximum of 10 days. If he doesn't recover then he will need a break from salt, then you will probably have to start using proper medication, which is outlined in the two disease stickies in the top of this section

EDIT: Top of the DISEASE SECTION, not this one, hahah
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:03 PM   #18 
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It may heal within 3-14 days usually, with proper treatment.

However, the salt cannot be used for longer than 10 days, as then it becomes more of a hazard to his health, then a help with the issue :)
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #19 
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His colours returning on the base of his fin! He's flowing around much more now, thanks guys.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #20 
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That is good to hear! And no problem :) hope you have luck with your fella
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