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  1. I am assuming this "white worm" rumor is untrue, because I've heard this girl tell me wrong information on goldfish before, though at least she didn't advocate bowls for them, at least from my knowledge. (Though she DID suggest something ridiculous like 3g per goldfish.)
  2. Hey guys, has anyone else's pet store recently pulled this product? I've been to the pet store and the fancy fish store and they are no longer selling Omega One due to complaints about "misprinted nutritional information" and "white worms" from feeding the food. I am super sad, because Hikari foods are ridiculously priced for such small bags in my opinion and I can no longer find a comparatively well made food for such a decent price.
  3. Here is the link for the old post. I still can't find my testing kit, so I guess I'm going to have to run to the pet store tonight. He's doing great, other than that little pearl. I think the pearl is soft, because I've seen it get a little indent when he pushes it against the glass to get a better look at me. The pearl is like.. directly under the eye itself. It's almost like.. Eye ---> Oo<--- Pearl. I can't really describe it any better, and I don't think I'll be able to get a better picture without a fancy camera. XD
  4. I can't edit the last post, but this is what I mean by the "Pearl" it was the best I could get on my camera phone. Can you see where his eye isn't swollen out of his head, but the white bump under his eye?
  5. Thanks for the help! The pearl isn't a cloudy film on the eye, though. It actually looks like there's a tiny decorative pearl on the bottom of it's eye. Almost like it's a little dancer at a burlesque show. Haha. I'll see if I can get some pictures asap when the light is better. right now the nitrates are close to zero because I newly seeded the tank when I got the betta a week and a half ago. I've tried salting to .01%, and a powdered antibiotic. I'll try the tea leaves, next.
  6. I'll fill out the form again, but I have a topic not too far down the list already. I figured this didn't need to be in the disease section, seeing as I'm only trying to look for alternative treatment methods. Right now I can't recall where I've put my test kit.. I'll look for it and come back here.
  7. Thanks. I ordered the leaves. They may have some holes in them, but that doesn't make them any less effective, especially since they're such a great deal. The same seller was selling 5 "perfect" leaves for more than this whole bag!
  8. Are these okay? They sound like what I'm looking for, and this bag alone is like 25 pieces. http://tinyurl.com/bulkalmondleaves
  9. I'm using a thermometer meant for a 50g+ tank and turned it up as high as it'll go, but it wont go past 80'. It's very frustrating, because the smaller heater I have won't even go over 70' I've never heard of tea for bettas? Is that commonly available? The week is up today.
  10. Okay, I've been treating my betta, Poppy, for pop eye, the betta's eating actively, is interested in its (very plain) environment, and is doing generally well. I've also been treating it with antibiotics for the past week, and though it's eye seems less swollen it still has a big "pearl" on it's eye that hasn't changed since the medication. The packaging suggests I don't treat the fish for more than a week, and other than the pearl it's eye is no longer swollen. Should I stop the antibiotic treatment? Should I switch to something else? I can't get maraycn in my area, and I don't know where I'd get it online. I've seen the back of a melafix bottle state that it's okay to use for popeye.. I can try and get pictures of the "pearl," if need be.
  11. Haha aw that's cute! I've recently set up a QT tank lower to the ground level, so I'm sure I'm going to find water-paw prints leading away from the tanks soon.
  12. Haha, thanks! If only it were that easy with the rest of the numbers for Celsius.
  13. Ah, thanks. I'm not too familiar with Celsius, so I was taking a stab at it.
  14. Only at that temperature while it's sick, right? Once it's better I can lower it back to around 27' C?
  15. I've recently inherited a betta with pop eye. I'm doing all I can right now, I set up a 20g tank for it with a filter, heater and bubbler, seeded it from another tank. Ammonia: between 0 and the next color box, but I think this is just because it's just been recently seeded, the bb haven't had time to flourish yet. Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 (newly seeded) Tank pH 7.6, possibly 8 Brand: API Freshwater Master Kit Water temperature was around 70 last I checked, but it's been a cold morning so I turned the heater up some, waiting for the thing to do its job. Tank size: 20g, since last night The filter: I have no clue what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's meant to run on a 20g tank. I figure something running is better than nothing How often: Well I just got it set up last night, so so far none. How often should I change the water if it has pop eye? Fish: One betta Conditioners: I dosed the tank with Seachem's Prime (the kind we use on goldies,) Food: I've fed the fish twice, once last night, though it seemed too distracted with adjusting to it's new life and once this morning, which it went after at least one of the pellets. The other one got really soaked and puffy, and I don't know if it got sucked into the filter or eaten. Medications: I salted the first dose last night (1 teaspoon per gallon) I'm unsure about adding more salt.. I thought bettas didn't do so well with salt? Unusual Findings: Just the rather gross looking "pimple" like bag under it's eye ish. Its fins look okay, a little torn from being kept in those cubes they sell in the pet store, but nothing that won't heal in time. Unusual behavior: none, the betta swims around just fine, seems active and interested in it's environment (though it's a rather plain environment for the time being. I've also looked for Maracyn 1 and 2 in my lfs and pet stores, but none of them seem to carry it. If that's the best treatment for the betta does anyone know where to buy from that's reliable, or could possibly send me some? I'll try and get pictures up soon. I really hope this little guy/gal I've named Poppy for the time being makes it. They're a beautiful little betta.
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