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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 09:17 AM
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Because the rot is so advanced, I would start treatment now, whichever you choose to go for - AQ salt or the Fungus Cure. This could progress to body rot before too long.
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Because the rot is so advanced, I would start treatment now, whichever you choose to go for - AQ salt or the Fungus Cure. This could progress to body rot before too long.
Alright, will pick up some AQ salt!

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Back with an update! Sirius has been doing great! I think he's starting to feel more comfortable, because he doesn't dart away from me when I check on him, but instead, starts to do a little dance! It quite adorable.

He doesn't seem to like bloodworms, he just spits them out. I started putting him on 7 pellets a day, spread out of course, and it seems to be working greatly! He doesn't look AS deathly skinny, but still really thin. I'm happy he's at least coming around! And the fact that he's eating is great.

I also picked up some AQ salt today! I put some in his tank a while ago and all seems well! I would be lying if I didn't say how excited I am to see how his fins recover. He's going to be such a beautiful boy! A beautiful betta with a beautiful personality is always great. :) His colors are fantastic. It's like his colors become more vibrant each day! Also, tons of green & gold with a hint of blues in there. Not a huge update, but I'm sure you guys will love the photos. Thanks for reading!

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Ohhh he's looking great so far! I'm so so happy you saved him I always try sabe the betta's from my local pets at home!
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considering he's coloring up means he's feeling better :)
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So I decided to make a journal about Sirius' recovery! He has some bad fin rot going on and it extremely emaciated. I picked this guy up today at Petco, noticing his bad case of fin rot and lack of coloration.

He's currently in a 1 gallon hospital tank. I'm going to treat right now with Seachem Prime Stress Guard and some clean water for about 2 weeks, and depending on this progress, I might start him on some API Fungus Cure. I will also be preforming a great amount of water changes everyday, to keep his water clean.
I'm also going to feed him about 1-2 pellets every 2 hours to put some weight on him, and just monitor how that goes. He happily ate a big bloodworm & a pellet already! I will be feeding him one more time tonight as well!

Also, since I've put him in the hospital tank, his colors have just flooded back into his body and fins! His fins are now a deep red color, and he's insanely gorgeous, if I must say! :) That's all I have to write for now, still getting to know this sweetheart! I hope you all enjoy watching his recovery! Thanks for reading!

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Another rescue thread - yay! He's so lucky to have you.
Sirius and Fin are competing now.
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Ohhh he's looking great so far! I'm so so happy you saved him I always try sabe the betta's from my local pets at home!
Thank you! Yes, he's looking so much better than I expected!

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considering he's coloring up means he's feeling better :)
I was hoping that's what it meant. I knew when I got him that his colors would brighten up, but I didn't expect them to come out so vibrant! He's truly so breath taking!

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Another rescue thread - yay! He's so lucky to have you.
Sirius and Fin are competing now.
Thanks! and LOL!

I would be lying if I didn't express how excited I am to see Fin's full recovery!

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Update for you all! Sirius is doing fantastic! Still eating good & coloring up wonderfully. Day 2 of AQ salt treatment! I think I'm seeing some improvements here and there. Also, he's gaining weight! Eating like a champ! Except he hates bloodworms. What betta hates bloodworms!? Oh Sirius!

Also, since I started my job, I'll be getting paid, which means when I get my first paycheck (depending on how much) I can get a big tank and some dividers for the bettas! Which will also give sweet Sirius here a bigger home! But this cutie still has lots of healing to do. I am really excited to see what his fins look like once he's all healed up. Not to mention when he grows up! He's so young. I can't imagine how big & beautiful he will be once he's healed and grown! Well, more beautiful than he is now. ;)
He's no longer shy! Doesn't mind swimming up to the tank and dancing for food. Which is fantastic, because I sure love a happy confident betta!

Oh maaaan the Petsmart next to my work just got their new ship ment of bettas, and they have this adult veiltail, pure white body with purple fins fading into red. Truly beautiful! But he'll get snatched up quick. They also had a feisty crowntail that wanted to annihilate everything in site, lol. But can't get anymore until I get them in bigger proper tanks!

I'm also having trouble looking for a light source for Sirius. He's in my bookcase, which is big, but I have one of the light switch sticker things over his tank, and it's burning out. Sooooo gonna have to find the other one! But thanks for reading guys. It's lovely to see the support. Also, I will be updating Sushi's journal very soon for anyone who follow and was wondering about an update. Enjoy the photos! (Sorry if they're sideways, will change soon! And sorry for crap quality, will change soon as well!)
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post #20 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 01:10 AM
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Oh wow! He looks like a totally different fish and is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how those fins fill in.
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