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Old 09-30-2008, 10:00 AM   #1 
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my fish is very puffy in the bad way

my betta(zepplin) he is one of the red ones. he has become very puffy. the part of his body below the gills is the part that is puffy. im worried and i wonder if he is just fat or full of sperm if that is where they store it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #2 
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is your tank heated and filtered?
what are the water parmeters?

how much do you feed him? is he active?
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #3 
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your fsh as a dieases in it lungs which causes the fish to have it gills to inflate his is a chart to see what your fish has


Gill Disorders
Symptoms Cause Treatment and Links
A). The gill filaments are light, having lost color Has the pH changed?
Is chlorine in the water?
Is ammonia in the water? Establish optimum water values. Check pH, and Chlorine. Use Aqua Gold.

The fish can be affected by a Kidney Disease Treat fish with TMP Sulfa -or- Erythromycin.

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B). Small white objects (1 to 1.5mm) are attached to the gill filaments. They hold very tightly Gill Crustaceans Treat the fish with De-Los and Methylene Blue.

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C). Blood-red worms are visible on the inside surface of the operculum (gill plate), but usually only in pond fish The fish are affected with blood worms (Philometra spp) Treat the fish with De-Los

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D). Light flecks appear on the gills. The gill filaments are necrotic at this spot Eggs of the blood fluke Sanguinicola spp are involved. If fungal hyphae are seen in the slides, then gill rot is involved Treat with a bath in Acriflavine Neutral.

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E). Are the gills flecked with grey-white. Do the filaments keep falling out? Branchiomyces fungal gill rot Treat with Forma-Green

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F). Cotton-like threads grow on the operculum (gill plate) or gill filaments Saproglenia fungal infection Treat with: Forma-Green -or- Acriflavine Neutral.

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G). Breathing is rapid, one or both opercula (gill plates) are open, and the fish rubs itself around the gills. The fish hangs below the surface and gulps for air The fish is affected with gill worms or gull flukes Treat with: Praziquantel for marine fish or De-Los for freshwater fish

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H). The gill filaments appear slightly cloudy, even whitish on the surfaces Your fish are affected by a Protozoan Infection Treat with: Metronidazole and Methylene Blue.

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I). White dots appear on the gill filaments. The dots measure 0.5mm in freshwater fish and to 1mm in marine fish An Ichthyophthirius or Cryptocaryon disease is beginning to spread Treat with: Forma-Green -or- Copper Sulfate. If marine cryptocaryon is resistant to the above treatments, use Quinine Sulfate

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J). Small, white modules appear on the gill filaments and cannot be removed Most likely, sporozoan cysts No suitable treatment known.

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K). The gill filaments swell up, becoming slimy and stick together Chemical factors may be involved Change the water and filter over fresh, activated charcoal.

Are the fish affected with gill worms or flukes? Treat fish with Praziquantel in marine tanks -or- De-Los. in freshwater aquariums & ponds.

The fill filaments break up from the tip on. The cartilage remains a little longer. Bacterial gill rot caused by Columnaris bacteria Treat the fish with Acriflavine Neutral

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L). The gill filaments are very pale pink The fish is anemic, which often occurs following severe kidney damage or infection by blood flagellates No suitable treatment known.
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