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Old March 26th 05, 09:53 PM
Gill Passman
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My son's betta seems to be very sick. I hasten to say he isn't in the same
tank as the barb in my earlier post.

He didn't turn up for tea tonight so I did a search. Found him at the bottom
of the tank but still alive. He's not swimming right and seems to be
bloated. Have checked the water quality and everything is as normal - 0
ammonia, 0 nitrite, very low nitrate and a pH of 7.5. He was in a 30gall
(UK) tank with two Pearl Gouramis, 2 Glowlight Tetras and 7 Harlequins.

I've moved him into the 5gall (UK) "fry" tank in with some baby platys and
Mollies....he's still at the bottom.

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm not sure that he will last the
night the way he is right now....

Thanks
Gill


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Old March 27th 05, 05:54 PM
Gill Passman
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"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
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My son's betta seems to be very sick. I hasten to say he isn't in the same
tank as the barb in my earlier post.

He didn't turn up for tea tonight so I did a search. Found him at the

bottom
of the tank but still alive. He's not swimming right and seems to be
bloated. Have checked the water quality and everything is as normal - 0
ammonia, 0 nitrite, very low nitrate and a pH of 7.5. He was in a 30gall
(UK) tank with two Pearl Gouramis, 2 Glowlight Tetras and 7 Harlequins.

I've moved him into the 5gall (UK) "fry" tank in with some baby platys and
Mollies....he's still at the bottom.

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm not sure that he will last

the
night the way he is right now....

Thanks
Gill


Too late :-(

I've just lost him....he seemed to rally a bit this morning but just found
him on the bottom of the tank.

Have no idea what happened to him can only think the male Gourami might have
picked on him....


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Old March 28th 05, 01:41 AM
Ray Martini
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Bettas get bloat and unfortunately there's not much that can be done. Sorry
for your loss.


"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
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"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
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My son's betta seems to be very sick. I hasten to say he isn't in the
same
tank as the barb in my earlier post.

He didn't turn up for tea tonight so I did a search. Found him at the

bottom
of the tank but still alive. He's not swimming right and seems to be
bloated. Have checked the water quality and everything is as normal - 0
ammonia, 0 nitrite, very low nitrate and a pH of 7.5. He was in a 30gall
(UK) tank with two Pearl Gouramis, 2 Glowlight Tetras and 7 Harlequins.

I've moved him into the 5gall (UK) "fry" tank in with some baby platys
and
Mollies....he's still at the bottom.

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm not sure that he will last

the
night the way he is right now....

Thanks
Gill


Too late :-(

I've just lost him....he seemed to rally a bit this morning but just found
him on the bottom of the tank.

Have no idea what happened to him can only think the male Gourami might
have
picked on him....




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Old March 28th 05, 01:51 AM
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Sorry to hear you lost him, it's a shame when a creature as beautiful
as the betta passes away. They're things you can do to make up for it
if you feel you should. One is to try and prevent this from happening
again and another to to try and bring such a creature into this world,
breeding in other words. That's how I have gave restitution to the
creatures I feel I have lost because of my own fault. Just some ideas
to help you feel better without me lying to you, and I think these are
good methods. Later.

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Old March 28th 05, 02:49 AM
Elaine T
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Gill Passman wrote:
"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
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My son's betta seems to be very sick. I hasten to say he isn't in the same
tank as the barb in my earlier post.

He didn't turn up for tea tonight so I did a search. Found him at the


bottom

of the tank but still alive. He's not swimming right and seems to be
bloated. Have checked the water quality and everything is as normal - 0
ammonia, 0 nitrite, very low nitrate and a pH of 7.5. He was in a 30gall
(UK) tank with two Pearl Gouramis, 2 Glowlight Tetras and 7 Harlequins.

I've moved him into the 5gall (UK) "fry" tank in with some baby platys and
Mollies....he's still at the bottom.

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm not sure that he will last


the

night the way he is right now....

Thanks
Gill



Too late :-(

I've just lost him....he seemed to rally a bit this morning but just found
him on the bottom of the tank.

Have no idea what happened to him can only think the male Gourami might have
picked on him....


Aww. Sorry for your loss. Bettas have such flair, it's always sad to
lose one.

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Old March 28th 05, 07:58 AM
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I'm so sorry I didn't get to tell you about my recent finding until
now. My 2 cents - fungus eliminator by jungle will cure fish bloat
apparently. Saw it in a catalog. Other products doing the same thing
probably exist somewhere. But at the very least with this information
you can make sure no betta is ever lost to it again. Jungle fungus
eliminator has anti-bacterial + anti-fungal characteristics. I know it
probably isn't a natural solution but it is worth the life of the fish
in my opinion. Good luck, later!

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Old March 28th 05, 09:43 AM
Gill Passman
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"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
.. .

"Gill Passman" gillspamattaylorpassmanspam.co.uk wrote in message
.. .
My son's betta seems to be very sick. I hasten to say he isn't in the

same
tank as the barb in my earlier post.

He didn't turn up for tea tonight so I did a search. Found him at the

bottom
of the tank but still alive. He's not swimming right and seems to be
bloated. Have checked the water quality and everything is as normal - 0
ammonia, 0 nitrite, very low nitrate and a pH of 7.5. He was in a 30gall
(UK) tank with two Pearl Gouramis, 2 Glowlight Tetras and 7 Harlequins.

I've moved him into the 5gall (UK) "fry" tank in with some baby platys

and
Mollies....he's still at the bottom.

Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm not sure that he will last

the
night the way he is right now....

Thanks
Gill


Too late :-(

I've just lost him....he seemed to rally a bit this morning but just found
him on the bottom of the tank.

Have no idea what happened to him can only think the male Gourami might

have
picked on him....


Thanks everyone for your kind words. Not looking forward to breaking the
news to my 10 year old son when he gets home from being away with his Dad
for the weekend.

He had so much character and was a favourite. Still can't understand quite
what happened - he had been great the night before all of this.

I've learnt so much from reading all the betta postings and don't think our
house will remain betta free for too long. Although this time I think I'll
keep him in the 5gall rather than in a community tank.

Thanks again

Gill


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Old March 28th 05, 10:11 AM
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oups.com...
I'm so sorry I didn't get to tell you about my recent finding until
now. My 2 cents - fungus eliminator by jungle will cure fish bloat
apparently. Saw it in a catalog. Other products doing the same thing
probably exist somewhere. But at the very least with this information
you can make sure no betta is ever lost to it again. Jungle fungus
eliminator has anti-bacterial + anti-fungal characteristics. I know it
probably isn't a natural solution but it is worth the life of the fish
in my opinion. Good luck, later!

Thanks. I'll make a note of that for future ref....


 




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