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  1. LittleBettaFish
    02-04-2011 04:38 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    Hi, we asked at the LFS near us when we thought it was gill flukes. The man told us to put in a 1/4 cup of aquarium salt per 5 litres of water (don't know how many gallons that converts to). He said to do it for 8-10 minutes, once a day for three days. If that didn't work he was going to look at a gill scraping for us.

    It seemed like a lot of salt to me when we did it, but by day two he had stopped breathing so heavily and is now completely back to normal.

    Before I did a bath though, I would look at things like a possible build-up in ammonia and nitrite etc. and just generally check that all your water levels are stable and where they should be.

    Hoping he gets bett(a) soon!
  2. LuvMyBettas12
    02-04-2011 03:17 PM - permalink
    LuvMyBettas12
    Hi Little Betta, I'm replying to your post in "My bettas gasping for air, help" thread.

    I was wondering what "salt bath treatment" you did to help your betta get better?? Mine just started hanging around the top of his tank and 'gasping' this morning, and he has been that way all day.

    I'm really worried and I just want him to get better! Thank you for any suggestions/help :0)

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