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Old 04-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #61 
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Day 38 (cont'd)

just got home and saw that my IALs arrived!! put half of one in Antiones tank less than an hour ago and he seems to love it! :) hes resting on it and swimming through the curls of it :) i bet he might even sleep on it :D haha hes so cute!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #62 
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Im upgrading him to the 10 gallon today :) so i can make room for my mystery baby :) i bought some blood worms for the baby but theyre too big. so i fed Antione one to see if he would go for it. I wanted to soak it a little before he ate it so it wouldnt expand in his tomach but i didnt have any other water around so i had to soak it in his tank. I stuck it on the end of a bread tie and put it in the water. Antione noticed it right away from across the tank and darted right for it. So i kept moving it away from him to let it soak. i think he enjoyed chasing it though haha he gobbled it up pretty quickly :) his IAL started to change the water color today :) i put one in his new 10 gallon as well but im still waiting for it to heat up. Im going to try and have a filter in this one. its from my 5.5 so hopefully the current wont be as strong. i guess ill wait and see :)
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #63 
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This very well may be the last day i post about this little guy :'( im not too confident in his ability to survive much longer.... maybe im overexaggerating, but being a still pretty new betta owner im not sure if it too late or not :( he seems to have some kind of swim bladder issue and his scales look like their starting to pinecone... these things always seem to happen when i cant be here :( last time i had contest all weekend and this time its prom... why cant my fish just be healthy?? i dont know what im doing wrong :(
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #64 
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Awh!
Don't beat yourself up, he was tiny, could have been too late for him the moment someone decided to sell him as a baby betta. Dealing with loss can be hard. I don't know if it's safe to treat a baby, but if he's alive when you're home, you should look into an aggressive treatment.
How is Antoine?
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #65 
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Antione isnt the baby... but hes pretty much dead... :'(
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #66 
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wait i think he was doing good. Sorry i got confused. Is it Anthony who is pine coning? If it him i think you don't do anything wrong he probably sick from the store. So sorry it really happened to a lot of people. It not you doing something wrong.
How is that little new baby?

I saw a lot of post's where people lost 3 even 4 fish before they finally have healthy one, don't give up. Sorry you go through this.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #67 
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I just saw the post when someone treated dropsy symptoms and i PMed about it i was curious how to treat it and i got this mess back. May be it can help :) I know you did so much already :(
Below the answer on my pm :

No problem! I cannot guarantee if it was the medication or just a stubborn fish. I have been told several times that what I did could not possibly work. The only medication I had at the time was Jungle Fungus Clear, so I used what I had. I had 2 girls survive with this. The only two I treated this way.

I added 1/4 tablet of the Jungle Fungus clear and several(I can't remember how many) teaspoons of epsom salt (for the bloating) to a gallon of spring water.

I moved my little girl back into her bowl from wally world. (The plastic one I brought her home in.) I used the mixture to fill her bowl and changed it out 2-3 times a day depending on how it looked. I kept her in the warmest room in my house since her bowl was too small for a heater. I held off food for the first several days, until she seemed less bloated and the scales were going down a bit. I fed her right before I changed her, so if she didn't eat, the water would be cleaned out anyway.

It took me 2 weeks of this before she seemed well enough that I put her back in the aquarium. The second girl took about 10 days. I still have the second girl, but the first one I lost on her 3rd round with Dropsy, so I think she had something else wrong with her to begin with.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:38 PM   #68 
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so sorry i just saw your other post . He died? Sorry...Something was wrong with him from beginning though. You did everything you could. Don't give up
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I agree, Antoine seemed riddled with problems from the start.. Probably bad breeding made his system weak.. >< avoid that pet store if you can.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #70 
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So weird i just read help about IAL and it look like Antione was doing a lot of better before emily put him in 10 gall with IAL.
And also water got cloudy which i don't understand. Is it was something in the tank may be.
So sorry:(
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