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  1. JKfish
    07-29-2011 05:41 PM - permalink
    thanks for the help OFL!

    Also, (sorry to be a bother!) do you think you could look at the thread I made yesterday with a question about columnaris?
  2. Oldfishlady
    07-29-2011 11:39 AM - permalink
    dsgems...make a new thread with a pic of him and complete the sticky at the top of the disease/emergency section and I will take a look....
  3. dsgems
    07-28-2011 07:24 PM - permalink
    help my betta got caught in his filter. He has injured his head just behind his eye, and one fin under him seems bent. He is eating and swimming. But I don't have a clue what to do. Can he recover? What do I need to do to help him.
  4. Neil D
    07-23-2011 09:55 PM - permalink
    Neil D
  5. Oldfishlady
    07-22-2011 06:55 PM - permalink
    Jfk-increase the Epsom salt to 3tsp/gal and add tannins-increase the water changes to 100% daily and make sure it is sweating inside the tank..even with the lib you may need to use plastic veggie wrap to get the humidity can take 6-7 days in this treatment water to see any improvement and only if its not genetic related...

    NCP-for buoyancy problems its better to use Epsom salt 2-3tsp/gal..sometimes aquarium salt can make symptoms worse...but I will take a look at your thread be sure....
  6. NCPanthersgurl
    07-22-2011 06:41 PM - permalink
    I posted a thread a bit ago about my brand new male betta who is basically acting dead. No stimulation will really encourage him to move, he's lethargic and lingers at the bottom of his tank. I haven't seen him surface for air in a really long time. :/ He also tends to "float" with his butt a little higher than the rest of his body. Could something be up with his SB? He seems to swim fine, it's only when he stops that I notice. I could be over reacting, a worried "mother". I know new betta's often take a while to adjust. His water is the same as it is for all my other betta's, conditioned tap water, 80*, and they're thriving.

    I did put a little aquarium salt in, as well as a couple extra drops of stress coat, just in case. Do you think I'm over reacting?

    Thanks >.<
  7. JKfish
    07-22-2011 06:35 PM - permalink
    Hey OldFishLady, I've got a quick question.

    tux has got a pretty bad case of sbd, and is boyant. I think it's his actual swim bladder that's not working, because when he sleeps, he ends up floating with his tail up and his head down. I've got him in a 2 gallon qt tank, heated to 80*s, 1 tsp of epsom salt per gallon, with the lid on for humidity, and I change the water 100% every other day. But it's not working. Do you have an suggestions?
  8. Oldfishlady
    07-22-2011 01:25 PM - permalink
    They should be fine to use along with other foods to provide a varied diet...
  9. bettaloverforever16
    07-21-2011 11:25 PM - permalink
    Hi, do you know if Top-Fin tropical fish flakes are OK to give Betta Fish?
  10. Punki
    07-20-2011 07:03 PM - permalink
    Yes, i ended up using plants from the canal that id quarantined, they like to hide in the duckweed roots mostely, theres a few that dont have round bellies but hopefully they figure it out soon, inforsia and nematodes so far, about 40 fry still alive and going :)

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