first aid it

Found this neat infographic :D

With bettafix/melafix:
I’ve heard both that it helps and that it hurts…I don’t have a personal opinion on it because I don’t know how it’s supposed to help or hinder…I’ve heard that it coats the labrynth organ and you can easily overdose the meds and kill your fish. But I’ve also heard that as long as you use less than the dose prescribed on the bottle, it can be beneficial.

I DO know that it’s basically tea tree oil, so if you ever use it, err on the side of caution.

I wonder if the intended effect is to make the fish rest more? Kind of like taking niquil for a cold…it doesn’t cure the cold, but it makes you sleepy so you rest more and your body can concentrate it’s energy on fighting that cold…

With Epsom salt: Unscented, pure stuff…or aquarium salt in case you’re worried you may use the Epsom salt incorrectly♡

With ANY sick betta: The cleanest warm water you can give them will do wonders! Especially for things like fin melt/fin rot :)

(Feel free to add onto this info)


Apparently this is a way to save a snake’s life when they eat a…ball.

You know you live with too many nurses when you’re trying to find a pair of scissors and this happens. Surgical scissors for days.

And don’t even get me started on this. 

Or this…

Need a cold/hot pack? No problem. 

Got mauled by a bear? No worries. 

Who doesn’t love tongue depressors? 

Tape, anyone? 

Now you guys know what I have to deal with. This is hoarding taken to a new extreme.