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Old 05-30-2014, 01:04 PM   #1 
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I got my betta from a pet store
His fins are clamped and he is staying on the bottom
I am worried its a skin parasite and I don't have formalin or matchite green
Are there any other medicines?
He is in a new tank
Just had him for one week what do I do?
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:41 PM   #2 
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please answer these questions so we can help you.

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 05-30-2014, 05:21 PM   #3 
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In addition to filling out the form above.... If there anything that makes you think he has a skin condition, specifically? (Being clamped and on the bottom can be caused by a lot of things....)
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i went to the pet store to see if they could treat him and they said they would but i will have to exchange him so he is currently being treated . i got a feamale instead.
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