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Think it's constipated eats the Cory cats food before they find it.. didn't feed for 3 days fed a few peas yesterday was told to do an Epsom salt bath next how do you recommend doing that
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Do salt bath for 10 minutes any more and that will hurt him because he’s a freshwater not a salt water fish
 
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Iverg1 said:
Do salt bath for 10 minutes any more and that will hurt him because he’s a freshwater not a salt water fish
Do you know the amount of salt to add to the amount of water I can't find a site to trust thanks for the reply
 

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1 tablespoon for gallon of water or three teaspoons also as Epsom salt is used by humans make sure it has no dyes or scents just undyed unscented Epsom salt
 

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Wow, that's pretty bad. Do you have the betta in a community tank?
 
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Thanks Iverg1. Jyl08208 he's in a 10 gallon tank with one nerite snail and 2 Cory cats everything has been good for 8 months at least but I noticed the betta was eating the extra food I put in for the Cory cats the other day
 

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I've been there too. Here is mine... Not as bad, but I caught him early
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Jyl080208 said:
I've been there too. Here is mine... Not as bad, but I caught him early
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Wow they almost look the same
 

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I noticed that too. Lol. Crowntail?
 
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Jyl080208 said:
I noticed that too. Lol. Crowntail?
I'm not sure that's my daughter's tank. My wife has a 20 long with neon tetras and Amino shrimp. And I have a 55 gallon with all kinds of stuff LOL it's getting out of control
 

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Yeah, having a betta in a community tank can be really tough. I have a veiltail that I tried in my big tank... Fail. He wouldn't stop eating everyone's food. Then I tried the crowntail. He failed too. I just finished a 20 gallon long divided tank, which is where they are now. Now, I habe a black orchid in my big tank and he's doing ok, so far...
 
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