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Old 12-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #1 
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2 New females, look sick.

Hey everyone, well as its coming close to Christmas, as well as it being Hannukkah (terrible spelling), which my dad celebrates, I got some presents for it. I expected money since I was going to be setting up a Sorority tank, but I had no idea that my dad was going to be getting me 2 females. It was nice of him yeah, but One is MUCH smaller than the other, as well as my VT Lyra, and they both look sick :/ But I guess its the thought that counts, and they are really cute :3

The tiny blue-ish one has some major stress stripes going on. The petstore employee said the stripes were rare, so my dad got her - -" The other is a really pretty Cambodian, with red markings on her face and gills that I've never seen before. Are they actually markings, or is that from ammonia poisoning? The blue one also has this large long patch of what looks to be brown fungus on her. I put stress coat in both their temporary kritter keepers, as well as some AQ salt. Any help would be really appreciated!

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Okay so there they are, cute right? I don't really know if they're sick or not, but the 2nd one isn't acting right. She was staying at the bottom of the keeper, but now she's kinda just staying in the little floating plant at the top. The red one is swimming around and I got her to eat 3 pellets, but the other one just spit it up :( Also what type are they? Cambodian I think, and then the 2nd looks like a VT?

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #2 
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Also I forgot to add. In the blue-ish stressed female, there's this stuff that seems to be coming out of her. You know what it looks like when you add conditioner to the water? Well it looks like that is pouring out from behind her. Also she's a lot more active now, zooming around the Critter Keeper, but her one gill is also flaring, but not the other.

I think they had major ammonia poisoning, the water they came in was HORRIBLE. At least she's not lethargic anymore though :D
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #3 
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I think the liquid coming out of her might be her absorbing her eggs? She's very beautiful! Also for the one flaring gill my betta has that too and I believe it was cause by bad water.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #4 
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They are both adorable!! They are both veiltails (cambodian is a color not a tail type) The first girl looks healthy, I think they red on her face is just coloration, I've had girls with similar coloration in the past.

The blue girl is a cutie too! Can you take a picture of what you said looks like a brown fungusy patch? Do you have heaters in with them? Any plants? When I get a new betta who is really stressed I'll put them in a tank with lots of plants so they dont feel exposed, and put them somewhere dark, no tank lights or anything, they calm down a lot more if they're aren't lights all around.

I would add some aquarium salt in with them, it can act as an immune system booster, and make sure the waters warm (around 80-82 degrees F)

Sometimes they'll zoom around and do the extreme gill movement thing when they're put in water that is totally different from what they were used to. How well did you acclimate them?
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:02 PM   #5 
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I have them in un-heated Critter Keepers just for tonight and maybe tomorrow night. I'm setting up my Sorority and HOPEFULLY I'll be able to buy the stuff I need tomorrow. I have a plant I can add to the tanks, that might help.

Also you can see the brown on top of her head in the last 2 pics of her, its not that visible, but it looks kind of like algae growing on top? I put in a bit more AQ salt, so hopefully that along with clean water will help.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:09 PM   #6 
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I've found that quick cure is invaluable when it comes to helping bettas with strange, lumps, bumps or patches of sorts, only use a small amount so it just barely tints the water blue! I swear by it! It's cured some things that much more expensive medications fail to!
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