Hello fellow aquarium hobbyists
My fish aren’t doing so well and I was wondering if any of you have some suggestions for me.
Basically, my betta are suffering because I am an amateur aquarist and I have no idea how to treat them of their illnesses for good
#1 sick fish: Moon, Male halfmoon betta, 10 gallon filtered, heated and cycled tank, divided with 3 fancy guppies. ……….. He was my “experiment fish” I got him a few years ago when I had no idea how to care for fish. He was living in a 4 gallon vase that’s water was changed every few weeks… not heated. He went through a rough time, but I moved him into a divided 10 gallon with another male betta. This other male betta had hemorrhagic septicemia, and after being in the same tank as him for a while, Moon developed fin rot, so I treated him with salt and kanaplex, and it got a bit better but then he started tail biting, so I put him back into the 10 gallon, now split with guppies and his tail biting stopped. Now he has this weird growth/tumor thing on his anal fin. It is greyish brown, and the fin below the growth has decayed away. AHHHH so frustrating What should I do about this? I already have a ton of sick fish, so I’m swamped.
#2 sick fish: betta sorority: 5 female betta, 20 gallon tank and a lonely cory catfish that is missing an eye.
The female betta all have slight cloudy eye that has followed them through a few different tanks and treatments!! I’m not sure what to do about this.. I have tried various anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and AQ salt treatments, but it never goes away completely.
One of them is bloated, clamping and not eating. I treated her with epsom salt, but it did nothing. Not pine coning.
Another has fin rot that will not go away! I have treated her multiple times with salt and kanaplex, but she keeps on jumping out of her QT tank, though she has been treated for a while and It should have gone away by now.
I change 20% of the water weekly and add stress coat+ to all of these tanks.
I can check parameters if needed, though the nitrates levels are low and the tanks are cycled. The PH is about 7-8, which is a little high, but I can’t lower it. My tap water has a PH of 10.
help me please?