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Exclamation Pet's "Emergencies" Journal w/ Pics

Well, my poor Zeus has come down with something. I have put him in a hospital tank, but I fear he won't survive the night. He hasn't come up for food.

The purpose of this journal is to share with you the diseases and emergencies I have encountered with my fish.

I've dealt with many illnesses with my bettas: Velvet, ick, fungal infections, septicema, ammonia posioning, ammonia burns, emaciation, fin rot, severe fin rot, etc. I have not encountered dropsy, columnaris (unless Zeus has it), or tuberculosis.

I'll try and post pictures frequently along with diseases and what I recommend/use for treatment.
Thanks for reading! I appreciate any suggestions or questions

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 08:20 PM
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Hey Pet!!

Have you lowered the water level? Or is he just not coming up for food but can swim fine? Post pictures of him and fill out the sticky for us to see?

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I am going to lower it because I even put food right in front and he didnt go for it. I hope he doesn't drown. That would be terrible!

I went to dinner and came back. I relieved that he is still breathing. Thanks for the lowering the water suggestion!

I'll get pics up ASAP

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This how Zeus looks ATM. He is very lethargic, irregualer breathing, and clamped fins. A minute ago, he was in an awkward position.
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Here is an example of severe fin rot. I found this boy at Wal-Mart, but my dad would not allow me to save him *not in one of his good moods* Since then, he has been more open to me saving bettas. I was allowed to rescue a baby from Wal-Mart. S/he has now turned into a little monster, full of energy, but I am glad I saved her :)

I only wish I could have saved this guy :(.....
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Here is Bloo, my first betta. He was stunted and even though I fed him the right diet and did the required water changes, he always stayed my little boy. As you can see, his fins are re-growing from a case of fin rot (he also had ich to go with it). Sometimes the fins grow back reddish or purplish depending on the original colour.
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How'd Zeus get like that? Any physical symptoms?
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To me he looks malnourished, could just be age but that's the biggest thing that jumps out to me. I see fins are shortened, could also be with age and lowered immune system. How old is he?

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He is almost 2. He just started acting like that. I think it's depression, and he is malnourished because he won't eat.

I came home today and he was ALIVE! And so much better! He was still swimming weird, but he ate one pellet and was swimming around. I am still skeptical of whether or not he will make it, but I am still hopeful.

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These were my rescue platies. The Mickey Mouse one in the front was called Peter, and he had a swimming problem. The orange one was Nemo, because he was missing a pectoral fin. The others were rescued from a tank of barbs and fin rot. All from PetCo.
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