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Old 04-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #21 
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Did a little searching, and most advice-givers on here say the same thing...

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1 tsp/gall with daily 100% water changes. You can use aquarium not iodized salt only for 10 days.
Pre-mix it in 1gall jug to make correct daily dosage and water changes easier.
Usually Oldfish lady recommending to QT fish in small container for the treatment and maintain a water temp of 76-78*.

You can use a gall from spring water or milk. If it from milk you need to rinse with water very well.
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The crystals will eventually dissolve to the point where you cannot see them, and you really should mix them into clean water before putting it into your tank to avoid concentrated areas of salinity.
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The lowest treatment dose is generally 1 tsp/gal (Dissolve before use) with 100% daily water changes for 7-10 days.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #22 
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He died.


I'm giving up on bettas. I can only manage to keep them alive for a year.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #23 
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He died.


I'm giving up on bettas. I can only manage to keep them alive for a year.

Oh no! I wish I could have been of more help. It's hard with fish. Sometimes they just go so suddenly despite everything you do.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #24 
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was it dropsy? poor betta! dont give up it was a freak aaccident!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #25 
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just noticed in the pic his fins look rlly torn up
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #26 
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Yeah it wasn't until I saw his dead body until I got to actually see that he was like deteriorating.

I wish I knew what I did wrong.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #27 
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Yeah it wasn't until I saw his dead body until I got to actually see that he was like deteriorating.

I wish I knew what I did wrong.
It isn't necessarily something you did wrong. Sometimes they just go and no matter what you do, it still happens. Fish are funny creatures at times. A long time ago, we got two goldfish at the same time. They were the same age, ate the same things, lived in the same large tank. One lived until he was 9, one died suddenly after 2 years. Don't give up on bettas because you've hit some rough patches. I'm sure you take care of them just fine. It's just the way of fish sometimes.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:04 PM   #28 
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Sorry for your lost. You did the best you could. Usually pop eye you can treat with Epsom salt. 2-3 tsp/gall with 100% daily water changes.

Don't give up on bettas though. We all learning hard way a lot of the time. I have old bettas but my first betta lived just for one year. And many people have their first 2 even 3 bettas died in a few weeks-months. So if you love and want betta give it a chance.


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Old 05-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #29 
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OMG ok there is a thing going around where the fin deteriorate over about 24 hours, and they die, nobody knows why, and even the experts cant stop it! So dont feel bad and i will look at the pic and see if that was it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #30 
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That looks like it! there is 48-72 hours from when they show symptoms (usually of lethargy) to death. during this time, the fins start to deteriorate and the fish slowly dies, in some pictures I have seen, the scales look slightly raised, and the gills may e inflamed. It is most common in blue bettas after 1-3 years of age, and usually after a stressful incident. It cannot be treated, and you need to thoroughly clean your tank with bleach before adding any more bettas. It was NOT your faut!
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