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Old 11-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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bagbalm is a fantastic product...for farm animals and humans as well..it is even available in drugstores in a black and white cow pattern jar............
but it is "NOT" for fish....i was just goofing around......
i will leave the fish ailment cures to the pros.....
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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LOL us newbies might end up believing! That was a good one. Loha you always offer good advice about fish health and fish care, I deffinitely respect your knowledge. Bettas are just a tad bit different from other fish from what Ive learned these past couple months. I guess it all depends on experiences and whats worked/what hasnt type observations ...dont stop teaching! There are two ppl I always tell mum about when I talk about what to do and not to do...one is Loha and one is Ol'fishlady a 30+ yr betta breeder from one of the betta forums I follow "Well Loha says this" or "Ol'fishlady says that" "and they know their stuff" ...lol. Yourself, Emc7, bettaman, bettaguy, zebradanio, obsidian and some others, you guys are always there to help when needed, its appreciated!
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #18
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I think we should stop talking about bagbalm and focus on the problem at hand now (even though I must say that I was confused in the beginning as well ). I would say stop feeding for at least 48h and see if that helps at all. If the swelling goes down while you do that it is a good sign. If the swelling still doesn't go down feed a pealed pea. If the swelling still doesn't go down after that I would say it isn't bloating that is affecting your fish.

Some people keep their betta with a bit of aquarium salt in their water all their lifes, so even though I don't believe that it would help you can still do it as it wont harm the betta, and I might be wrong about it not helping.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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geeeeezzzz guy...lighten up a bit will ya...and if you hadn't noticed i did give my opinion of the issue and some resolution as well...and i speak from 40 years experience and over that time well over a half million fish......
i have kept bettas , and bred them...but only about 5 or 6 thousand of them so i know i am not the expert that others are...
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #20
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I speak from about a year of good experience and over a 100 hours of research. I think the betta in the pic is bloated, and I would fast it for 48 hrs and if the bloating doesn't go down, feed it a pea. Act as if the tank has dropsy in it. Many cases of dropsy start out looking like overfeeding, but end in disease.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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oh loha, I guess you didn't see the winky face. I tried being a bit funny, but it is difficult to do over the internet when people can't see your face and see that you are just trying to have some fun.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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ahhhhhhhh....so that's what it was......lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #23
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Thank you tried the pea thing and my fish is looking much better new home tomorrow morning!!!!


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Old 11-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #24
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Awesome, must have been bloating then. In the future don't overfeed, and if you are feeding pellets soak them in water beforehand so that they grow to their full size in the water and not in the betta.
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