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Old 12-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down Breathing heavily, no sign of disease!

King Dedede seems to be running into lots of problems lately... His breathing is heavy and I have NO idea what's happening. I've checked his gills and they don't seem hurt or inflamed... I just did a water change yesterday. I'm sure it's not temperature shock because when I did the water change, the water was the same temperature as the tank. It seems to be getting worse each time. My tank's temperature is currently at 79 degrees Fahrenheit. He is also lying down but not tipping, he looks as if he is about to pass out or something... I have no idea what's happening whatsoever... can someone please help me? I'm not so sure my betta'll make it!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:13 AM   #2 
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anyone...? please??
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #3 
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there's a small lump I spotted on a place near his tail. now can someone help me? pleeeease?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:53 AM   #4 
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did you forget the conditioner
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #5 
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did you forget the conditioner
No. No, I did not forget conditioner
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #6 
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Its hard to say what is wrong, what I would recommend at this point-Lower the water level, cover the top with plastic veggie wrap to retain heat/humidity for the labyrinth organ-If you have a tannin source of either IAL or dried Oak leaf-add this to his tank. Keep him in a dim lit quiet location for now. Don't make any 100% water changes for awhile-only 25-50% with like temp, properly dechlorinated water-leaving him in the tank for the water changes.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #7 
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Is he able to swim to the surface ok? Can you get a picture of the lump? (Is it just a bump, or more like an open sore?) Is he lying flat on his side, or more tilted like with his head or tail down?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #8 
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Its hard to say what is wrong, what I would recommend at this point-Lower the water level, cover the top with plastic veggie wrap to retain heat/humidity for the labyrinth organ-If you have a tannin source of either IAL or dried Oak leaf-add this to his tank. Keep him in a dim lit quiet location for now. Don't make any 100% water changes for awhile-only 25-50% with like temp, properly dechlorinated water-leaving him in the tank for the water changes.

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Is he able to swim to the surface ok? Can you get a picture of the lump? (Is it just a bump, or more like an open sore?) Is he lying flat on his side, or more tilted like with his head or tail down?
he rushes to the surface like there's a threat down at the bottom of the tank. and the bump is just a small bump and it's black and not very visible because my betta's body is... black? his body is supposed to be royal blue. also, the lying is with the tilted like with head and tail down.

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I feel so guilty, he's laying down more than ever and breathing is becoming heavier... I'm not even sure if he'll make it or not.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #10 
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DeDe is the one who was injured before right? It may take weeks for him to fully recover.
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