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Thread: Help Tony

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    Hey nat,

    Stark is a handsome fellow. A color which is new to me though.

    With his feeding though, he really looks in good condition to me, but the lack of eating could be due to stress. Its not like he is skinny in the video.
    IME I have found when confined to a small space in a larger tank it can really annoy them right off.
    What I am wondering is if you set up a small tub say 5g-10g like a rubber maid container and add some plants with a seeded air filter if you have one and let him be in that you may find he will perk right up fast.

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    Rocksor and mac, he is in a little container in the big tank and the WC twice a day is what I have been doing for him. Mac, I agree he isn't skinny-but he was so lethargic when I got him that I didn't want to put him in the 20L because I didn't think he would make it in such a big body of water.

    I don't know if you guys remember my last rescue betta-Lucky Star, I rehabbed her the same way and she picked up in a day and was very active in two. Stark has been a bit slower to get his balance, has been resting on the bottom, leaning sideways or really scaring me by being vertical. He is actually swimming now so if he keeps improving (i.e. eats something more enthusiastically) I will move him to the 20L.

    Rocksor-I do not have methylene blue, I was dosing with ParaGuard for the first 2 days but it seemed to make him worse rather than better so I stopped. I was going to give him an Epsom bath when he was going vertical and didn't seem to be able to control himself, but then he improved so I didn't want to stress him with it.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Rocksor and mac, he is in a little container in the big tank and the WC twice a day is what I have been doing for him. Mac, I agree he isn't skinny-but he was so lethargic when I got him that I didn't want to put him in the 20L because I didn't think he would make it in such a big body of water.

    I don't know if you guys remember my last rescue betta-Lucky Star, I rehabbed her the same way and she picked up in a day and was very active in two. Stark has been a bit slower to get his balance, has been resting on the bottom, leaning sideways or really scaring me by being vertical. He is actually swimming now so if he keeps improving (i.e. eats something more enthusiastically) I will move him to the 20L.

    Rocksor-I do not have methylene blue, I was dosing with ParaGuard for the first 2 days but it seemed to make him worse rather than better so I stopped. I was going to give him an Epsom bath when he was going vertical and didn't seem to be able to control himself, but then he improved so I didn't want to stress him with it.

    I would add dissolved Epsom salt in the container. I would mix a batch of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt with 5 gallons of water (or equivalent ratio), and keep him in it for 5 days. If he has internal swelling, this will help to reduce it. You can use this batch as part of your water refill.

    Methylene blue helps with recovery since it will bring more oxygen into the fish, and it will also protect against ammonia poisoning (it will destroy the cycle). Something to think about as part of your fish medicine cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    I would add dissolved Epsom salt in the container. I would mix a batch of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt with 5 gallons of water (or equivalent ratio), and keep him in it for 5 days. If he has internal swelling, this will help to reduce it. You can use this batch as part of your water refill.

    Methylene blue helps with recovery since it will bring more oxygen into the fish, and it will also protect against ammonia poisoning (it will destroy the cycle). Something to think about as part of your fish medicine cabinet.
    I will see about the epsom salt, thanks.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Well on my way home Sis let me know that he eagerly ate 4 pellets and, well...I will see when I got home. Tony has changed a bit,



    As a reminder, here he was on the 6th:



    I say it in the video-but for those who listen on mute, can you spot the difference?
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

    75g-now the TUB tanks:
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    Looking much better, good deal.
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    He lost his color...can fish have jaundice? Maybe he was dyed?
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    He was a wimp = yellow bellied

    Now he's a tough guy = no yellow belly
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    lol, thanks!
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    As long as he's acting fine and eating, I wouldn't fret over it...he's still neat looking.
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