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hmmm.... what are you using for water conditioner? I do agree with chocolate though, it could be bad water quality from where you got him and he was already ill. I think the best thing you can do for him is frequent water changes and keeping an eye on him. Maybe if you can find some use IAL (Indian Almond Leave) as a tannin to help him get better - I know that the bettasafe conditioner has it in there as an extract, but if you can find almond leaves around you, that would be better. I understand that maple leaves work as well.
 

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I like Nutrafin Betta Plus conditioner because it has almond leaf extract in it, but a lot of people here use Prime. There are lots of water conditioners on the market specifically for Bettas. But you need to remember to use it every time to remove the chlorine from the water.
Also, here's a helpful link from this forum on water changes based on the size of your tank and whether you have filteration or not: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=115758

It also occurred to me that maybe he ran into something and injured his lip.
 

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that might be a good idea. I'm not familiar with that kind of filter, but sometimes you can just remove the filter cartridge and not need to put anything in there (that's how my whisper filter works). Some people say that the medications that end with -fix are actually bad for bettas because some of their ingredients can coat their labyrinth lung and cause difficulty breathing. You can private message oldfishlady or sakura8 and they can help you with treatments, etc. oldfishlady tends to like to treat naturally without medications and sakura8 uses medications and knows a lot about the different kinds.
Good Luck
 
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