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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! I'm new to the forum and to South Carolina. My very first betta Tiger (a dragonscaled veil tale) and I drove all the way here from Colorado (husband is in the Navy). I have had him for about 2 years now and he has more personality than some people I've met! Since being here we have gotten a beautiful little Spade Tail girl named Violet and a Crown Tail girl who we still need to think of a name for. (everyone is separated btw)
I joined this forum because just 2 weeks ago we had a happy female community of 3 CT's and a couple otocinclus (my un named ct included). All of a sudden the youngest of the females started hiding and would not move her clamped fins. I posted and got a lot of help but unfortunately it was too late. She had brought home a disease and even though I quarantined everyone it killed the entire tank except one ct. Pretty much the worst 2 days ever.
But now everything has settled down and I'm happy to be a part of this forum


P.S- anyone here live in SC? Husband and I are going to be spending Christmas back in CO and desperately need someone to take care of our bettas. We could bring them to you and we will pay.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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Hi! How long will you be gone for? If you can't find anyone from this post i'd say try a post focusing on that with the title- may attract people from your state ^_^ maybe someone lives in your city <3

Aw, what kind of disease did so much destruction so fast? I want to be prepared for the worst of scenarios. :(

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We will be gone for about a week and a half :)
From what I can tell its called Columnaris. It was so quick they were all gone in about 2 days :( It started with a discoloration on her back fin that I thought might have been a bruise or injury and by the next day she had white spots and so did another betta. I didn't notice the otocinclus getting symptoms but they were dead too :( The tank was clean and cycled and I don't overfeed so I can only guess it was from the petstore because she was the only newbie to the tank :(
To be prepared I think it would have been good to have some aquarium salt to try treating it with. We recently found a family fishy store that gave us some Betta Revive. Its a little dropper that turns the water blue (you may have seen it in some petstores) It helps fight and prevent diseases and such and I think thats what saved my last female from getting it. I'm probably going to use it on anyone I introduce to the tank for at least a day or two before putting them in just in case now.
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Bettas can go for a while without food. they can even hit the 2-3 week mark.

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We will be gone for about a week and a half :)
From what I can tell its called Columnaris. It
To be prepared I think it would have been good to have some aquarium salt to try treating it with. We recently found a family fishy store that gave us some Betta Revive.
Ah alright. And yeah, betta fish can survive long periods without food so long you have a heater and necessities (Filter). They even sell those foods that last a while when you need to take a trip though unsure on if they do well with betta. I personally own an automatic fish feeder.

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automatic fish feeder you say?? That would definitely be something to look into :) that makes me feel a whole lot better knowing they can go about 2 weeks though. How much was the feeder? thanks guys! :D
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automatic fish feeder you say?? That would definitely be something to look into :) that makes me feel a whole lot better knowing they can go about 2 weeks though. How much was the feeder? thanks guys! :D
Depends what kind you're looking for. They invented new ones I want more after the one I have. Mine's bulky and all, I think the new ones were digital. Which would rock my world compared to bulky battery operated rotation which i'm not sure how much food it would give them. At least I think they were digital and awesome. I am a hardcore ebayer though bought my fishfeeder at the local market.

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Hello from South Georgia! welcome!

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Hello!! and thank you!
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...

Nice to meet you..

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response.

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