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Betta keeps choking on pellets!!

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Betta keeps choking on pellets!!
Old 08-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
 
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I know I'm new at this, but . . . salt isn't going to cure old age. If he's acting normally, and LOOKS fine - aside from having a hard time with the pellets, I doubt that salt is going to change much. Isn't dropsy a fairly obvious condition? And. . . would internal parasites cause choking? I suspect a smaller pellet or a softer form of food is what he may need. . . if he's always been healthy and never been given a salt bath before - again, with no experience to back this up - I'd be MORE nervous about stressing his old body out further by making him adjust to salt in the water.

But I don't want to confuse you, if you feel this is the right course of action, I wish you all the luck in the world with it. *HUGS* I'm so sorry your baby is having trouble, hon...

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
 
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Guys... Age isn't a disease.
The salt will put more stress on his system, his body will start to overproduce slime coat, his kidneys will be put under strain..

If anything, some IAL will be more therapeutic for him.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
 
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Guys... Age isn't a disease.
The salt will put more stress on his system, his body will start to overproduce slime coat, his kidneys will be put under strain..

If anything, some IAL will be more therapeutic for him.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #14
 
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Ches, he look horrendous! Half his body is yellow, his fins are crap. There been 3 times I thought he was dead.

Olympia, Im not using the salt for age, Im using because he is sick.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #15
 
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Aaaaaah, sweetie! I'm so sorry - I didn't realize it was so bad... I wish I had more/better advice for you - I hope he's okay.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #16
 
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Aaaaaah, sweetie! I'm so sorry - I didn't realize it was so bad... I wish I had more/better advice for you - I hope he's okay.
Thanks, I'll be seeing my friend again today when we pick my sister up. She gave me aurium salt in exchange for rocks. I'll see what she thinks. In about a week and a half we are leaving for a week camping trip :) but that worries me about Swish. Since I added the salt (about ten minutes ago, acclimatized for about an hour. And turns out the tank is bigger then I thought. The bubkets I use to fill up are 2 gallons (which sucks luggung 32 pound up the stairs every time I need to change the water in my ten gallon) and I need more then what I set set out. So the tank is more like 2.5 gallons. :)

EDIT: With the salt he looks better alreay!! Much more active (will actually swim up when I walk up). He is almost back to his deep purple. There is still the yellowy patch but looks not nearly as bad. He is flaring at Bubbles and back to himself!!! SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #17
 
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HOORAY! I'm so glad he's looking better!!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
 
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Yes I am so excited!! Ill tell my friend when I see her (again) tonight. She is going to be getting a LOT of gravel.
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