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Old 01-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #1 
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Sick Betta

I have a Betta that has recently developed some kind of issue with his muzzle/ mouth. I have had him for 6 months in the same tank, with regular water testing and changes. I can't seem to identify from any sources what this might be please take a look and give me your opinion.[IMG]
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #2 
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Fill this out so any disease can be diagnosed and treated easier and more accurately. :)

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #3 
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Thanks will do.

Housing
What size is your tank?
2 gallon

What temperature is your tank?
79

Does your tank have a filter?
yes a TOM mini or whatever they're called

Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no

Is your tank heated?
yes

What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
1 otocinclus

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Hikari Bio Gold

How often do you feed your betta fish?
once a day


Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
every 2nd or 3rd week

What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
20% to 40%

What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: fine
Nitrite: fine
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:
the others have not been tested in a while but were fine with the multi test strips
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
His upper lip has sunken in and taken on a white color

How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
he's hiding a slight bit more but eating fine.

When did you start noticing the symptoms?
1 week ago

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
today dosed aquarium salt and started melfix

Does your fish have any history of being ill?
no issues

How old is your fish (approximately)?
I have had him six months so 8 months to a year?
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #4 
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Anyone had an issue like this?
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