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UPDATE Siamese Fighting Fish not getting any better!
Old 12-01-2007, 12:37 PM   #11
 
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Sorry for the length here, but just another note about that interpet product number 9...
I notice that the product info states it will treat 500 liters or a tank with a specific dimension to it... how can you dose a tank without knowing the number of gallons or the amount of meds to put in per gallon (or liter)? This product makes me very very nervous, and I have a hard time believing it's claims. I know of maybe 1 or 2 meds on the entire market that could be considered safe for "all aquarium fish"... like Melafix.... but again, without active ingredients for this interpet product, there is no way to know what is in it. It would be very easy to overdose a specific medication this way, which can be lethal.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #12
 
thanks for the heads up, i had no idea. makes you think!

will just wait for that stuff to come.

in the mean time i have been feeding him frozen fish food called Daphnia, it seems to make him poo like crazy which i am sure can only help. he does not eat many things so this makes a nice change.

will keep you posted PS he iis still getting bigger :(
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:00 PM   #13
 
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I see no problem with the food, but... I would alternate them, only one per feeding, but switch them off. The healthiest thing for your fish is as much variety in his diet as possible, to be sure he's getting enough of everything he needs for nutrition. Good nutrition is important for a healthy immune system.

I agree with your choice to wait for the meds, and I am concerned about him getting bigger still... but don't give up hope yet. If this is an internal bacterial infection, the meds should help pretty quickly. When the bettas experience those internal infections it causes fluid buildup... which should subside and begin to relieve itself once we find an effective treatment.

I wish you both the best of luck, I only wish there was more I could do to help you both.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:30 PM   #14
 
you have already been a big help.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:44 PM   #15
 
i am sorry to keep posting, just one last question. i was told by one place i called that Kaynamycin or Furanace would be my only chance. do you know anything about these meds?

i wont go out and just try anything, but worth posting here.[/i]
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:49 PM   #16
 
forget it sorry, just Google'd, they are a type of fish antibiotics not even sure that you can purchase without a prescription guy does not know what he talking about.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:57 PM   #17
 
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forget it sorry, just Google'd, they are a type of fish antibiotics not even sure that you can purchase without a prescription guy does not know what he talking about.
Hahaha a prescription for fish meds? Really? What do people take their fish to the vets often?
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:11 PM   #18
 
Is because they are a form on antibiotic which in the UK is a controlled, prescription only, animal or human. Why because antibiotics become less effective the more they are used.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #19
 
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Is because they are a form on antibiotic which in the UK is a controlled, prescription only, animal or human. Why because antibiotics become less effective the more they are used.
Antibiotics are responsible for most resistant strains of bacteria and virus.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:14 PM   #20
 
Unfortunately things look like they maybe taking a turn for the worst. His growth is around the size of a ping pong ball now! It is affecting him lots, he now just seem to float around. he can even move his fins because of it.

He does takes air every once and a while and still eats. I donít think he will last much longer.
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