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  1. reaper0325
    03-15-2011 07:40 AM - permalink
    Thanks! Is the epsom salt for betta the same as the one bought in drug stores?
    And what about the food?
  2. ReyesBetta
    03-14-2011 03:15 PM - permalink
    Thanks. :)
  3. ReyesBetta
    03-14-2011 03:08 PM - permalink
    Can you read my Thread in Betta Emergencies? :(
  4. Oldfishlady
    03-14-2011 09:39 AM - permalink
    You could try QT and Epsom salt treatment start with 1tsp/gal for the first 2 days and on day 3 increase to 2tsp/gal and cover the top with plastic veggie wrap for the labyrinth organ....she needs to stay in this water/treatment for a total of 10 days along with 100% daily water changes...temp 76-77F....
  5. reaper0325
    03-13-2011 07:33 PM - permalink
    Hi! One of the little bettas that i placed with the swordtails is now 3/4 of an inch long. My concern is that now she can't stay afloat. :(
    She just stays in the bottom like a belly slider and just rushes to the surface for an occasional gulp of air. This seems to be a case of SBD due to bloating.
    I fasted her for 2 days but still she can't swim like she used to.
    Any tips? I'm very worried.
  6. Oldfishlady
    03-10-2011 07:49 AM - permalink
    You want to use sodium chloride or magnesium sulfate for treatment
  7. TaraJets
    03-09-2011 06:57 PM - permalink
    cjayBetta told me to pm you with a question:
    Can I use instant ocean salt mix for the 10 day salt water treatment he/she was talking about?
  8. Oldfishlady
    03-03-2011 08:58 AM - permalink
    I wouldn't add any fish species with the Betta in a 5gal tank....
  9. aparr29
    03-02-2011 04:46 PM - permalink
    Thank you. What about a small cory cat to keep bottom clean...?
    I have had Dudley for only a week and yes, I want to go to a 10 or even a 15 gallon tank. Yes..., I will post a pic of Dudley soon. Thx again
  10. Oldfishlady
    03-02-2011 04:13 PM - permalink
    Wow...he sounds is amazing in how much they will change when placed in clean water and fed good food......makes you want

    IMO-5gal is not big enough for other fish species with the Betta-good choices for 5gal-shrimp, snails and of course live plants all work well....the size limits places for the fish to get out of the line of sight of each other and you risk either the Betta or the other fish injuries-territory can be a big issue and just swimming space in general...cramped can equal aggression-aggression can equal stress and then things can go down hill may work for a short time...but long term it can mean trouble.......think of the lovely Betta fins and what could happen when things go wrong......hope you will post a pic on the main board if you haven't already....

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