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Old 03-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #11 
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Hi JadeBetta. I'm sorry no one has been replying to this thread! I'm glad to hear the little guy is doing so much better. For his floating problems, you may want to continue with the epsom salts, at least 1 tsp per gallon, for a while yet. You can try daphnia if you can find it, though. Otherwise baby brine shrimp or brine shrimp work fine too. However, if more than a month goes by and the floating doesn't get better, it could be a genetic problem that he'll always have.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #12 
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I would also recommend putting him in shallower tank during the treatment as well to eliminate the factors of water pressure or aggravation the swim bladder.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #13 
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Hi JadeBetta. I'm sorry no one has been replying to this thread! I'm glad to hear the little guy is doing so much better. For his floating problems, you may want to continue with the epsom salts, at least 1 tsp per gallon, for a while yet. You can try daphnia if you can find it, though. Otherwise baby brine shrimp or brine shrimp work fine too. However, if more than a month goes by and the floating doesn't get better, it could be a genetic problem that he'll always have.
I am still doing that. The daphnia is what I use to help constipation. But I didn't know if I should try it on this little guy.

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I would also recommend putting him in shallower tank during the treatment as well to eliminate the factors of water pressure or aggravation the swim bladder.
Well I thought about that. But he won't have a heater then.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:41 AM   #14 
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OMG! SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST. I WENT TO UNPLUG HIS PUMP FOR EASIER WATER CHANGES! I SAW THAT HE IS SWIMMING NORMALLY! I AM ABOUT TO CRY TEARS OF JOY!

Sorry for the caps lock. But I just wanted to show my excitement. :*D
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #15 
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LOL! That's truly good news! Well done to the both of you!
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #16 
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Ah. Baby bettas. I recently went to my Petco and discovered that they had a bunch of them. Sadly, I can't have one at the moment DX Anyway, Congrats! I'm glad to hear that he's doing better ;D
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #17 
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Thank you! I just fed him some Daphnia. He was starving. Omnomnom!

Forgot to mention. I only gave him a tiny amount or at least tried to. But he seems fine still.

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:00 PM   #18 
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JadeBetta, I'm so happy to hear he is swimming normally! Hurray! Keep giving him daphnia if he'll eat it for at least a week to make sure his system stays flushed. I'm glad it is not genetic.
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Congrats on the improvemet
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #20 
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Well, after he ate he isn't as bloated as the first time I fed him. I think the petstore didn't feed him. But he still has pretty good balance for a thin betta with a slight rounded belly after eating. So only frozen foods for him?
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