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Old 01-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #1 
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Anyone Please Help Urgent!!! Aquarius needs you!

Can someone please tell me what to do I think my Betta is dying I have pictures! I bought him two years ago! He's had Ick for about awhile, and now he hasn't eaten since the day before yesterday. He has been laying at the bottom of the tank, I gave him new medicine called Jungle fish care, befire I had Bettafix and another medication. They didn't seem to be working so I bought a new one. He keeps breathing really heavy, someone please help me!
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #2 
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First off, I would not give medication unless you know what the issue is, over medication can cause things to become worse.

It'll be important to keep your fish's environment in top condition while he is sick to decrease any environmental factors that can make it worse. Make sure you have clean water and temperature in the high 70s F. You should make sure ammonia levels are low.

Breathing heavy, can mean many things, is your water clean at the moment heavy breathing can be a sign of low oxygen in the water. Also it could mean he is having trouble aquiring oxygen through his gills, you should lower the water level for him if he is not swimming so he can access the top pf the water for oxygen through his labyrinth organ. If you don't feel comfortable lowering the water you may want to invest in an air stone to provide extra oxygen to your fishie.

Now can you describe the white looking thing on his back???, the photos make it blurr. It looks like it could be a fungus of some sort, but not 100% sure. Since you have gotten your fish 2 years ago, he may be old and more prone to infections.


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Old 01-28-2010, 11:12 AM   #3 
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It almost looks like his whole dorsal fin is gone, am I seeing that right?
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:05 PM   #4 
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It almost looks like his whole dorsal fin is gone, am I seeing that right?

oh my gosh I noticed the white area and I totally didn't notice the lack of fin there (or that is what it seems to look like to me as well)
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Thank you everone for your reply, but sadly last night I found out that he passed away, thank you for your replys and I will be leaving the site.Thank you.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #6 
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I'm so sorry about your fish!
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #7 
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Aw, I'm sorry. :(
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