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post #21 of 1433 (permalink) Old 05-01-2015, 12:09 AM
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Here's what I do:

When I notice new bite marks in Mace's fins, I dose his water with AQ salt that day, and then I wait a few days and dose again. Lucky for me though, Mace isn't a horrible fin-muncher. And then once a month, during their water changes, I dose with AQ salt.

Your two boys seem to be a bit worse about it, so I'd go with a week's worth of treatment. :3

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So I'd use the measurement that you posted and do that daily for a week? Then do a water change? I guess when I do it, it will seem a bit easier.


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When I do it, I do water changes with each new dosing. Otherwise, in my opinion, you get a salt build-up in the tank.

So, on the first day, ready a gallon of water (I use an empty milk jug) with conditioner and AQ salt, then empty a gallon from your tank and replace it (for the 2.5 gallons). For the 5 gallon, do the same, but dose the 1 gallon of water for 5 gallons (I hope that made sense >w<). Then, once the week is up, do a big water change to clear the salt out of your tanks.

Hmm...do that every other day, actually. Your boys look like they have some nice regrowth going on, based on those pictures. Plus, this will make the process a little less stressful for you. c:

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Ok, so do a dose every other day, with a fresh gallon of water every time I dose. And do a 100% wc every other day? Or just do the 1 gal. With salt every other day and at the end of the week do a big tank cleaning? Sorry!

Yes my boys do thankfully have some nice regrowth! I'm so glad this will help!


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Sitting here waiting for my mint tea to steep I thought I'd catch all of you up on what exciting things went on today.
I have been wanting a new tank for Oscar so I'll be able to get better pictures (Aqua Bow has bowed glass -.-) so today I had a Dr. appointment in Weatherford and decided to go in Pet Smart at take a looksie at the 5 gal. tanks wanting one like Dangerous'. Thinking there weren't any 5 gal. I settled for the next best thing, a 5.5, on sale for $29.99!!! I got a new hide for him too! I also saw 2 Bettas that I liked. A CT, and an EEHM! I even saved a little blue VT from ick. I got the attention of a worker and she took him back. Hopefully something will be done.
So I got Oscar's new tank set up and running, and got t he old one cleaned and put away.
Here's the new setup just before I put Oscar in it.
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I almost didn't have enough gravel!
I'll give you pics of him in it tomorrow, he was very stressed, he got pale and had some stress stripes. Poor thing.
I got him in the tank and he started zipping around all excited and happy, exploring his new surroundings!
And tomorrow I have a 50% WC for Angel and Chili and a new dose of AQ salt.
Sorry the picture is a little crooked. I have his tank near the ground by my bed on the shelf, so it was a bit hard to get a straight picture.


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So it's been about a week since my AQ salt start with angel and Chili. Chili's fins look great, but I haven seen no improvement on Angel's (but no new bites). I'm just going to clean their water and let time and clean water heal the rest. Dangerous is getting a wc tomorrow, he needs it. I just can't wait until Friday. I got some dark blue and red rocks to mix for his tank yesterday. I'll post pics tomorrow!!


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I can tell you really love your bettas
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Thank you. I really do. I think they're the best thing that's happened to me in a while.
So just an update on Angel, last night he gave me a big scare, I went into my room about 2:30 am after doing my hair and looked at him first and noticed he was very bloated, I saw something on his stomach thinking it was just constipation. Just in case I grabbed my flashlight and examined his belly and it appeared a bit grey. He was having trouble swimming and looked like he was in pain, so I grab my phone to see what I need to do for dropsy, and make a mental list of things I needed to get. After a bit I go back over to him and he's still bloated, and I'm getting very worried. After about 15 more minutes I go back over to him and the bloating is completely gone and he's back happy and swimming, I look in his tank and find a nice sized poop. I'm fasting him today just to be safe but he's back to his old self!! Him not feeling/acting right was just constipation, not the water or anything more serious! *whew*


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Glad he was ok
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Me too, I was very worried!


My Current Boys: Ike, Ra, Ralphie
In Loving Memory Of: Dangerous (my baby), Chili, Oscar, Eclipse, Kip, Storm, Chloe, Snowy, Onyx, Speckles, Jasper, Oliver, Buttons, Stella, Xena, Zanzibar, Kai, Loki, Merlin, Jedi, Mullen Topaz, Ollie, Amethyst, Jericho, Igneel, Lil' Specks, Prince Onyx II, Caspian, Louie, Napoleon, Jinx, Jeremiah, Kronos, Nash,
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