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Old 04-06-2012, 09:12 AM   #1 
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Wounded Betta ~Please help!~

I was trying to rush my water change this morning, and i didn't pay much attention to the syphon hose in my 10 gallon betta tank... My betta was then sucked out through the hose and pushed into the bucket. I can clearly see that some scales have been ripped off the top part of his body, and i definitely have torn his fins, also i'm pretty sure there is an open wound on his stomach that is/has bled slightly. I don't know what to do, I don't know if he's going be okay, If anyone has any suggestions or anything, I really could use them right now, i'm absolutely devastated, I love my betta a lot, and all I want to do is to help him heal...

I have put him back into his tank, I turned my aquaclear filter on to its lowest setting, and now i'm trying to find a way to help him heal.


I'll attach a photo so you can see his injuries, I really hope they are not as bad as I think they are.

and I know how poorly written this is, i'm kind of in hysterics and writing as my thoughts come to me.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:18 AM   #2 
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Small wounds such as the ones that have occurred here are usually non fatal, and not severe at all. A steady supply of clean water should help, changing the water daily will do this. As long as nothing forms on him, such as a fungus. There isn't anything that will be very serious. you could also slightly raise the temperature to 80
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #3 
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+1 to daily 50% water changes! remember to use dechlorinator...

Good luck!

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #4 
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don't be too hard on yourself.... accidents happen.... Hope he gets better fast!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #5 
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Would aquarium salt help?
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #6 
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Would aquarium salt help?
Not usually. Clean, warm water is going to be better for a betta than salt.

Where are my manners? Welcome to the forum, Boxi! It seems like you've got your little guy in a great home! We're happy to have you here.
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I wish him a quick recovery! 8)
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #8 
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should be ok, put some antibiotic in the water and do small meals to not stress his stomach area, if mine were hurt instead of doing one flake in morning one at nite i wud do 4 half-flake meals

remember antibiotic and do extra water changes.

dont be too upset accidents happen and bettas r pretty hardy :)
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usually clean water :) My female got chewed up by her sister, and she healed with water changes, and smaller food amounts over the day. Minor wounds like that are pretty common believe it or not.. some things just happen lol.
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should be ok, put some antibiotic in the water and do small meals to not stress his stomach area, if mine were hurt instead of doing one flake in morning one at nite i wud do 4 half-flake meals

remember antibiotic and do extra water changes.

dont be too upset accidents happen and bettas r pretty hardy :)
Actually you shouldn't add antibiotics without a direct need. If no infection develops there is no need. Antibiotics will kill all bacteria in an aquarium including the good things and have the potential to restart a cycle. Also dosing without a clear and present infection can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Not something you want.

Clean, warm water and subdued light are going to be the best things for him.
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