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  1. Oldfishlady
    10-05-2010 12:42 PM - permalink
    Sometimes aquarium salt can make swelling problems worse-it all depends on what the cause of the popeye was to start-you can usually pick up Epson salt for less than 3-4 bucks at most store with a pharmacy dept or if you have an older neighbor...ask is used in humans for foot soaks, aches and pains, laxative, general tonic type stuff or someone that gardens a lot it is used for flowering shrub, lawns etc.....they may have some...all you need is a tsp or so......
  2. weluvbettas
    10-05-2010 12:01 PM - permalink
    Would aqaurium salt workfor the whole process? I only have aquarium salt at this moment in tiime and wont be able to get any meds as im short on cash.
  3. Oldfishlady
    10-05-2010 11:47 AM - permalink
    I like to use the Epsom salt 1tsp/gal 10 day treatment along with the daily 100% water changes and if it is related to an injury I will use the Epsom salt until the swelling goes down and switch to aquarium salt to complete the 10 day treatment.
    Anything with swelling I use Epsom salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal-injuries I like to use aquarium salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal (in salt tolerant fish) both I do 100% daily water changes-treatment is best done in small QT
    Depending on how bad or why--I add oak leaf to the water-IAL will work too
  4. weluvbettas
    10-05-2010 11:25 AM - permalink
    Do you know how to treat popeye without using medicine?
  5. Oldfishlady
    10-03-2010 04:07 PM - permalink
    He must like the little

    Glad to hear all is going well....
  6. weluvbettas
    10-03-2010 03:46 PM - permalink
    Hi oldfishlady. Just popped by to give you an update on the male /female tank. There doing great. The male does not bother them at all. They even swim side by side. The females have estalblished a alpha its my pk girl but the male does take more interest in my small vt girl. I thhink the pk is a little jelous.
  7. Oldfishlady
    10-03-2010 03:44 PM - permalink
    I am not sure what the food is, however, most tropical fish food is generally safe and fine to feed to most fish including Bettas.
  8. Reena
    10-03-2010 01:55 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL,
    Is it fine if I feed my betta Tetra bits? Are are good for betta fish?
  9. Oldfishlady
    10-02-2010 02:41 PM - permalink
    With mine I didn't have fighting or fighting for the male to spawn, but mine also are siblings and that make a difference
  10. weluvbettas
    10-02-2010 01:35 PM - permalink
    Is it normal for there to be a bit of fighting at first? One of the females has stress stripes the other one does not. Im guessing the with stripes is not the alpha and the female with out stripes is alpha? If they do spawn will the alpha fight for the male??

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