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post #11 of 21 Old 07-14-2008, 04:46 PM
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Don't Feed him anything for now..he probebly wont eat..Stop the Methylene blue...It sounds like your fish has some kind of poisioning...do a water change to get out the methelene blue..and use dechlorinator for your tap water...check you amonia and nitrites..get all uneaten food out ( if there is any...do your water changes daily using Dechlorinator..you are not useing distilled ,deionized or bottled water..correct?
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-14-2008, 06:30 PM
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I really need to know what you are treating your water with. Like JMeenen said, it sounds like some sort of poisoning. I would stop the methelene blue. This is for bacteria, which it does not sound like your fish has, and may even be stressing him out further. I really hope your fish pulls out of this. Good luck.
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post #13 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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I used a filter start to cycle the tank by inter-pet and have been using a fresh start also by interpet to add to the tap water for the water changes. These were supplied with the tank along with a ph and nitrate testing kit. Fish is still alive. i am going to do a 50% water change tonight to try and get a large amount of meth-blue out of the tank. If it is a type of poisoning is there anything i can give him to help him flush it out?
He is still holding on, i see why they are called fighting fish!
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 12:22 PM
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have you been using straight tap water with no water conditioner for water changes? If so that is why your fish is poisoned...it would be the chlorine...when you do your water change tonight ..be sure to use dechlorinater ( tap water conditioner)
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 12:24 PM
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go to the pet store and get a good water dechlorinater..like Topfin or Jungle and use it with every water change no matter how small the amout of water you change..you will see a big difference in your Betta Fish.. I hope this helps...
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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The fresh start product is the dechlorinatior and this has been used with every water change.
I have done a 30-40% water change tonight, he did appear to perk up for a tiny little while, approximately 10 minutes. He came out of his cave and swam up around the top of the tank. He has seen gone back to the cave.
He has still not eaten, im going to attempt the bloodworm tomorrow, fingers crossed.
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 04:52 PM
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did your tank look cloudy at some point since you put him in it?
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post #18 of 21 Old 07-15-2008, 04:53 PM
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How much dechlorinator do you use per amount of water in the tank?
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post #19 of 21 Old 07-16-2008, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Tank has never appeared cloudy.
I put in 1 pepette per 5 litres, it is mixed in with half a litre of warm water and then added to the tank.
Fish is still alive, still hiding in cave this morning.
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-16-2008, 08:39 AM
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is the temperature of the water you are adding the same( or close to ) the water temperature of the tank water?
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