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Old 03-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #1 
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Mystery disease?

My betta, Bloo, was doing fine in his 1.5 gallon tank before I went to bed, but in the morning I found him gasping at the bottom of the tank. And, he had this brown, white, and green "mold" on his fins. Was this an advanced case of fin rot?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #2 
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Hi! Can you post pictures of him?

Also, can you complete the info from this form http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233 so that we have more info?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #3 
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Sorry about that. It's my first time here. Also, he died last week, but I just want to find out what it was. I do not have any pictures. Sorry about that, too.
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What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? color enhancing betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? none (it is not tap water)

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

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite:N/A
Nitrate:N/A
pH: 7.0
Hardness:N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? brown, white, green "mold" on fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? gasping for breath while laying on bottom of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? in the morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? N/A
Does your fish have any history of being ill? fungal infections, swim bladder disease, fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? (pet store fish) around 1 year

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #4 
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So sorry for your loss.

The main problem could also be that the water is't being changged enough for a 1.5 gallon. It could be that he had developed fungus, since that's what it sounds like. But without pictures, it's not positive...
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So sorry for your loss.

The main problem could also be that the water is't being changged enough for a 1.5 gallon. It could be that he had developed fungus, since that's what it sounds like. But without pictures, it's not positive...
Thanks anyways. I really appreciate it. It was weird because his water was always clear. And there was a filter. His death was really sudden and sad. Ever since having him, I have developed a love for betta fish.
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