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Old 02-02-2012, 03:07 PM   #1 
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Hospital Tank for Baby Betta

on 1-1-12 i bought a baby betta. she seemed to do well for a few weeks. then she was clamping her fins. i raised the temp to 80 from 78, did water changes. she did not get any better. used ick treatment as she looked like she had velvet fins. no change. i got out my plastic 2.5-3 gal plastic keeper (2.5 gal of water in it now) and set it up as a hospital tank so i could treat her a little easier. she was in a 1 gal acrylic tank. used 1 tsp espon salt to 1 gal water and ick treatment. it has been 7 hrs now and she looks better, color wise. fins still clamped. temp of tank is 82 currently.

i went looking for PP (Potassium Permanganate) but could not find it at any of my local pet shops. WHERE can i get it..?
AND...
any other suggestions...?

here are a few photos of the tank...




baffle i made for the filter...
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 82F
Does your tank have a filter? YES
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? NO
Is your tank heated? YES
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? NO

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? zoo med betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day 1-2 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? WEEKLY
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra aqua-safe maintenance, dechlorinates & conditions

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? YES
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? YES
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1 week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? YES with aquari-sol (a mild protozoan and ick preventative for sensitive species)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? NO, only had 1 month
How old is your fish (approximately)? baby/juv
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