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  1. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    It is not for the prolapse... we were discussing that the fish is bloated... and ways to get the bloating down... As I warned the OP bloating is generally a secondary issue... but the Epsom salt bath will help the betta with some relief from the bloating Treating the prolapse is something...
  2. Francine

    Help! Algae!!!

    Are you certain of this? They could very well be detritus worms.... It takes a microscope usually to differentiate (not an expensive one) just a cheapo from like Walmart or amazon for like 30$ lol Or a really good eye lol And are you referring to the round worm type nematodes? (dangerous to...
  3. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    No I never have... plus your taking him out of salt water so really would seem redundant to me... but I have treated ALL kinds of fish with everything from Epsom salt to api salt to unionized table salt (same thing as api salt for future reference just at a fraction of the cost) And I have 1-...
  4. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    In that case it’s hard to say... it’s one of those things where you kind of have to either 1- figure out an exact diagnosis and treat (which can be difficult sometimes) or 2- it’s hard to do but it’s like a wait and see kind of thing....because we don’t know what it is... it’s very hard to say...
  5. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    Good suggestion! Never thought of that because it’s so hard to see where it’s “exactly” coming from! (Especially with my great eyes lol) Also does it happen to appear fuzzy or cotton like?
  6. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    I have seen quite a few posts actually with similar things but never any conclusions to what it was and never any ending to the story unfortunately Thankfully general cure is not too harsh so the betta will be just fine in it....
  7. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    Hmmm it’s so hard because it could be a tumor, fungal, bacterial.... that’s why I suggested the general cure... Again, I would start with that (again remove any carbon or it won’t work) And see if there is any improvement... he’s acting normal and eating... I would treat with that per...
  8. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    Well it’s only useful if the fish is bloated.... and again that most likely would be a secondary part to the white spot.... The Epsom salt likely will not help the white spot itself... If the fish is in fact bloated then I can tell you how to do it but it again won’t likely do anything for the...
  9. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    That’s why I wish we had a better picture (I know it’s hard lol) But it’s difficult to see exactly where the lump is.... is it right on the anus or is it near it... without seeing it in person it’s very difficult to tell....
  10. Francine

    White Poop Floating Around Cichlids - Api General Cure?

    Can be bought on amazon... but usually any lfs will have it...
  11. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    I pondered this also but if she has had him 1 year and has not changed the feeding schedule I wouldn’t think it to be an issue now? Right?
  12. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    Maybe some general cure? I hate to advise on meds when I don’t know the exact issue but general cure is mild and certainly wouldn’t hurt the fish in anyway.... If he does start to show more bloating or something an Epsom salt bath can help (directions are easy to find online) and it’s easy to...
  13. Francine

    What's Happening With My Water??

    Hmm that could be your problem then also.... how did you clean it? Tap water? Tank water? Was it a really thorough cleaning? You may have killed off some bacteria after cleaning and then dumped in new fish = mini cycle... For now I would just keep up with adding prime every 24-48hrs (your tests...
  14. Francine

    Help. My Friends Betta Is Sick.

    Hmmmm... interesting.... and she has tested her parameters? Like for ammonia and nitrites/ates? It’s hard to say...and kind of hard to see from the pictures... it could be nothing or it could be something like a tumor... bettas a very inbred so they can suffer from a lot of different things...
  15. Francine

    What's Happening With My Water??

    Ok so it’s rated for up to 66g’s... you have 40... if there is a way I would bump up my filtration a bit... maybe add an Aquaclear 50 (if you can add a HOB) or upgrade your existing one- although it’s ALWAYS better to have 2.... every single one of my tanks has 2 filters or spares ready to...
  16. Francine

    White Poop Floating Around Cichlids - Api General Cure?

    It is poop right? It doesn’t go in and out? Like a worm? Any which way I would just grab the focus and metro.. a couple days and it will be fixed Yes as i mentioned you CAN soak food in it... but it’s not it’s purpose... it’s meant to be dosed into the tank... therefore it won’t help anything...
  17. Francine

    What's Happening With My Water??

    Hmm ok well that’s important to know... because you should know your flow rates ect and what it’s capable of.... do you remember what size of tank it was rated for or anything?
  18. Francine

    Overflow Box Question :)

    I know what a bean animal set up is... I was asking because some over flow boxes are crappy... and some there is not much you can do about noise.... Also the box and everything is level (stupid question but you would be surprised... And yes @coralbandit is right that should help but you...
  19. Francine

    White Poop Floating Around Cichlids - Api General Cure?

    It’s like white/clear stings of poop? Then yes it’s just an internal thing most likely... you just need to feed them the focus and metro for a short time and it should clear right up
  20. Francine

    What's Happening With My Water??

    Ya so they will get about 2”s each... so my guess again is as you have suspected... you added to much too fast and your tank is at capacity.... What do you use for filtration? That could be another issue... may need an upgrade after adding new fish....




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