|11-28-2012 11:13 PM|
|HighDesert||He's a beauty! What a score!|
|11-28-2012 10:30 PM|
|Amandas tank||Thank you I can tell ya one thing...dobies are crazy hyper until they reach 4 or so. My guy is still a ball of energy and he's almost 5! Great dogs though.|
|11-28-2012 10:21 PM|
Thanks Amanda!! nothing compared to that doberman of yours! I have always wanted a dobie.
For the water changes he will be in a non filtered half gallon for tens days so that's why the changes are so larger
|11-28-2012 09:46 PM|
|Amandas tank||He's beautiful! You will love him once you nurse him back to health.|
|11-28-2012 09:31 PM|
|11-28-2012 08:55 PM|
Clean water > any medication
|11-28-2012 08:50 PM|
|mitchfish9||Wouldnt almost 100% water changes be a little stressful for him? How about 50% a day?|
|11-28-2012 04:50 PM|
i like to use stress coat to heal the fin....has work for me when my betta fin got tear up...
that fin rot looks bad...try to use prime to help heal it if u don't have stress coat
|11-28-2012 04:32 PM|
Fins don't look that bad, maybe a little ammonia burn and a little tattered. But with just clean, warm water, he will heal fine.
So if you want to put him in the moss tank now, it's fine. He shouldn't need anything other than clean water.
How worse for ware is he in reality?
|11-28-2012 04:25 PM|
Got him today!!
And he's in a bit worse shape than I was expecting.
I am planning on doing daily almost 100% water changes for about 10 days just hopefully to stop the rot and begin healing.
I originally was planning to put him my 2.5 moss tank but I'm worried about if the salt will bother the moss.
So new plan is to keep him the half gallon he came with for the next 10 days and hopefully with daily wc and keeping him warm he'll turn around. Think he will be okay in the .5 gallon for short term?
|11-27-2012 08:12 PM|
|wendyjo||I'd just give good clean water a try first and see if that clears it up. It doesn't look too bad so I see no reason to add anything to the tank at this point. Once you get him home and set up do regular water changes and just keep an eye on it.|
|11-27-2012 05:46 PM|
Thanks for the info!!
The betta site suggests 1tsp of aquarium salt per gallon and daily water changes for 10 days. That salt won't bother my moss right?
|11-27-2012 04:53 PM|
|AquaPipes||Yup, that's fin rot. Melafix or Bettafix will help cure it, and despite the rumors, if dosed correctly Melafix/Bettafix will not harm their labyrinth organ.|
|11-27-2012 04:27 PM|
|wendyjo||Looks like a bit of fin rot - clean water should take care of it.|
|11-27-2012 02:22 AM|
Best info for betta keeping is over on bettafish.com, the stickies by OldFishLady and Sakura8.
OFL is a genius, and has decades of experience. She has Alice sticky in natural planted tanks, too!
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