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  1. Oldfishlady
    01-15-2011 11:12 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    For popeye-Epsom salt works the best by reducing the swelling as well as having a little antibacterial/fungal effect-
    Pre-mix your Epsom salt 1tsp/gal in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water and use this water for 100% water changes for 2 days then increase the Epsom salt 2tsp/gal and make the 100% daily water changes for 7 more days...best to place the Betta in a small QT container for treatment that can be floated in a heated tank to maintain water temp in the 76-78F range...usually you will start to see improvement within 5 days-however, if symptom change or get worse you may need to change treatment.
  2. Kitty Whiskers
    01-15-2011 10:48 AM - permalink
    Kitty Whiskers
    Hi Someone refered me to you for your help. My fish has Popeye I believe and they told me to add epsom salt to his water. Does it have to be Epson salt? Or can I use Aquarium salt? I don't have either one right now so I'd have to go buy some. They said ask you for directions for adding salt to my fishes water. THANK YOU!
  3. Oldfishlady
    01-13-2011 05:22 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Sometimes more plants and hiding places can help with aggression issues and sometimes not....often tall plants that go all the way to the top in several different places in the tank-in the back, sides and middle-this can help by breaking the line of sight of the fish and this help the less aggressive fish get to the top without being seen to swim, feed, breath...etc.....
  4. anglnarnld
    01-13-2011 05:16 PM - permalink
    anglnarnld
    Hi, I was just wondering if more plants in a sorority will make them less aggressive or like calm them down. Thanks :)
  5. Oldfishlady
    01-11-2011 05:29 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Oh no...thalts too bad...sorry to hear that......
    I hope I didn't lose any of my fish last night and today---lost power for 8 hours with the zero degree weather....temps dropped to low 50's in the tanks.....
  6. weluvbettas
    01-11-2011 11:35 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    My black Ghost Knife fish died yesterday after 2 years with us! :'(
  7. Oldfishlady
    01-09-2011 01:33 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Sorry for your loss....he was a tough one and he lived a lot longer than he could have without you.....I think you are right..it was his time......
  8. weluvbettas
    01-09-2011 01:27 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Flame died! :( The poor boy. :( It was his time I think!
  9. weluvbettas
    01-08-2011 05:41 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Would you check out my thread In the emergencies section please? Its called "Help! Flame may be dieing.
  10. shinybetta
    01-05-2011 12:40 PM - permalink
    shinybetta
    Can you view my Help! Emergency thread in the betta diseases and emergencies section? Thanks!

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