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Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   09-03-2017, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Saphira101
Today was Arthur's last dose of meds. The bloat...

Today was Arthur's last dose of meds. The bloat has gone down significantly from what I can tell, but that might just be because I fasted him. He's perfectly active as usual but the popeye hasn't...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   09-02-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By Saphira101
Okay, so today is the third day of treatment with...

Okay, so today is the third day of treatment with E.M Erythromycin and I'm not sure how effective it's been so far. Arthur has regained a lot of color-- I didn't realize how dull he'd been before....
Forum: Betta Fish Care   09-01-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
Oh, I see. I was planning to add more bettas if...

Oh, I see. I was planning to add more bettas if and after Arthur recovers so that's good to know. Is there any reliable way to disinfect the sand? I use Caribsea Tahitan Moon sand and it's a little...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   08-31-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
I haven't taken it down, as I decided to keep...

I haven't taken it down, as I decided to keep Arthur in there for his treatment. It might not be ideal, but due to the fact that if/when he's better he'll just be staying in that tank, I thought it...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   08-31-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
Ok, good to know. I'll be sure to do that next...

Ok, good to know. I'll be sure to do that next time I need to sanitize a tank. Thanks!
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   08-31-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
Hey! Welcome to the hobby. :) I find that...

Hey! Welcome to the hobby. :)

I find that the easiest way to measure a smaller tank when you don't know the volume is to get a one-gallon water jug, fill it with water, and then see how many jugs...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   08-31-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By Saphira101
Thank you for the kind words. :) Update on...

Thank you for the kind words. :)

Update on Arthur:

His condition hasn't worsened since yesterday-- he's still quite lively despite the bloat and popeye. I just did a 30% water change and dosed...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   08-31-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
Hmmm... When it comes to kritter keepers and...

Hmmm... When it comes to kritter keepers and smaller tanks, I usually wash them with vinegar and then rinse with scalding water.. I don't know if that's too weak? I tend to throw away substrate and...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   08-31-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By Saphira101
Thanks so much for the info! I'll look into these...

Thanks so much for the info! I'll look into these meds. I'm also puzzled as to why he's showing these symptoms even though I'm treating with kanaplex. I've been dosing every two days as per the...
Forum: Betta Memorials   08-30-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Saphira101
Goodbye, Finnigan and Rupert.

Finnigan,

Thank you for being the fish that brought me back into the hobby. I loved you dearly, and I wish I had been able to spend more time with you before you got sick. Two and a half months...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   08-30-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 127
Posted By Saphira101
Question Precautionary Medication?

Hello,

I recently lost a couple of my dear bettas to dropsy that I think was caused by an internal bacterial infection (although that isn't the focus of this thread). Over the time that I have...
Forum: Betta Pictures   08-30-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By Saphira101
Congrats!! He's a beauty. Does he have a name?

Congrats!! He's a beauty. Does he have a name?
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   08-30-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By Saphira101
Exclamation Popeye and Bloat?

Hey there. I have a 20 gallon tank that previously held three bettas (divided), but at the beginning of this week I lost two of them to dropsy in the same day. I started treating the remaining betta...
Forum: Betta Pictures   06-25-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 24
Posted By Saphira101
Here we go again!

It's been four years since I've owned bettas. They were some of the best fish I ever owned, but I gave up the fishkeeping hobby for a while because I had a lot on my plate and I wasn't able to keep...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   05-17-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Saphira101
Thanks everyone, your advice was super helpful!...

Thanks everyone, your advice was super helpful! Now that I know the most important things, I feel confident that I'll be able to raise a baby betta over the summer. :)
Forum: Betta Fish Care   05-15-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Saphira101
Question Baby Betta Questions

Hey all,

It's been a few years since I dropped out of the betta hobby, but as I'm starting to acquire more fish of other types again I'm feeling inspired to keep bettas once more. I think it would...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   06-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Saphira101
Really? I've never thought of doing that before. ...

Really? I've never thought of doing that before.

Thank you for the input. ^_^
Forum: The Lounge   06-26-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,587
Posted By Saphira101
Bask in the glory of my riches and give my...

Bask in the glory of my riches and give my fishies the best setups they could ever want.

WWYDI I gave you some chocolate?
Forum: Betta Fish Care   06-26-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Saphira101
Question Anyone ever ordered from Aquariumfish.net?

Hi everyone!

I just recently stumbled upon a site called aquariumfish.net that sells fish. I run a betta blog and I'm trying to come up with a list of sites from which people can order healthy...
Forum: Finless Friends   11-26-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Saphira101
What a cute baby! I used to have to deal with...

What a cute baby! I used to have to deal with splayed legs sometimes when I would buy chicks from the farm store. (Chicken chicks... like baby chickens. I'm not sure if that made sense. :/ ) Good...
Forum: The Lounge   11-26-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 160,442
Posted By Saphira101
TARDIS (don't ask)

TARDIS (don't ask)
Forum: Betta Memorials   11-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Saphira101
I'm so very sorry for your loss. :( They...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. :(

They were beautiful, and I'm sure their fry would've been as well. May they swim in peace.
Forum: Betta Memorials   11-06-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Saphira101
Thanks Indigo.

Thanks Indigo.
Forum: Betta Memorials   11-06-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Saphira101
Unhappy I lost my little Staccato...

Hey everyone. I came back from being away for the weekend to find that my dear little Staccato had passed after less than a week of being with me. Poor guy wouldn't eat from the start, but I couldn't...
Forum: Betta Pictures   11-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Saphira101
Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
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