I'll have to pick up the B12, then. Thanks.
Oooo. I must see this female! Please post her. Its the "betta science" stuff here at bettafish that I enjoy too Feng. Vitachem really does speed the healing. I couldn't get Gilligans fins growing back (after LGG to tore him to shreds) Within a week of using Vitachem you could notice a major improvement. Impressive ingredient list imo. A bottle lasts a really long time.I've fed Vitachem-soaked pellets to fish that I have gotten from stores with bad fin damage and I found that it helped their fins grow back a lot faster.
All this talk is very fascinating.
Oh, I just got a female plakat from Thailand and she reminds me of that female you use to have as your avatar. I have always thought that fish was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Would you say it would help aid a fish already infected with dropsy? I'm not sure if it is dropsy she has but basically she swims vertically rather than horizontally. She's doing a lot better strength wise since I first got her but she still swims that way.Yes I use supplements on a regular basis. B12 is terrific for betta fish. Ive read some old studies from the IBC files and the results were very positive. Vitachem was a great addition. Highly recommend. I also add probiotics to bloodworm feed once a week which has prevented internal parasites from getting a foothold and I haven't had a dropsy or constipation issue since doing this.
The turnout was massive. Plus there was a huge amount of stuff for sale. Prices were higher especially for plants. I picked up some used tanks for cheap. I took some axolotls and they were a big hit and got really good prices for them imo. I had the only betta for sale there and sold 7, I should have taken more of both species in hindsight. I made a lot more than I spent which is a pleasant surprise. Fish + auctions = happy me. The Edmonton auction is April 19 I believe.Today's the day, how was the auction?
Well dropsy often shows when the kidneys get infected, usually from an aeromonas infectection When this goes systemic (internal) it can contribute to dropsy. You can help prevent it by soaking dry foods so as to not introduce air into the intestines which can start an Aeromonas infection in the intestines and swim bladder. You can soak pellets in water, garlic juice, liquid vitamin mix, or even medication mix if fish is sickly. Keep the water params good and include positive mineral ions by adding a little aquarium salt. Use antibiotics sparingly, many have side affects on the liver and kidneys such as Neomycin and Tetracycline. Kanamycin is a better choice. However antibiotics will often lay waste to your fish good gut bacteria (microflora) which is why I try to not ever use them if possible. You may have better outcome with just using a probiotic at this point sprinkled on bloodworm. I will say that not very many betta make it back from full blown dropsy due to liver and kidney damage. Hope this helps.Would you say it would help aid a fish already infected with dropsy? I'm not sure if it is dropsy she has but basically she swims vertically rather than horizontally. She's doing a lot better strength wise since I first got her but she still swims that way.