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Old 12-27-2010, 07:10 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Sunrise she is sick with?

Hey guys Sunrise is ill what looks like is fin rot she will not eat she swim to bottom hides and come back up for air and back down her scales look raw by her gills looks a bit better Ive use quick cure with AQ salt on 2nd day now woke up I see a long looks like poop comming out of her its clear and white / yellowish they are 4 other female betta's looks ok any thought? what could it be.

What size is your tank? 10gal
What temperature is your tank? 80-82 deg
Does your tank have a filter? yes off atm
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 4 other fmale betta's

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once evey 2 days


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? 50% - 75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water cond,coat stress,zyme

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


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? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes with permaflex / quick cure
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? no clue = /
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #2 
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Sorry your little girl is sick.....

I would get her in QT-if you bought her or have any of the small temporary containers they are often sold in...these work great for QT-you can float-but attached to the side of the heated tank to maintain water temp during treatment

I would start a 10 day aquarium salt 1tsp/gal treatment along with 100% daily water changes...if you have any tannins to add this will also help...I use naturally dried and fallen from the tree Oak leaves...but IAL, blackwater extract or even decaf green tea will work

I like to pre-mix my treatment water in a 1gal jug to make correct dosage and daily water changes easier-Add the aquarium salt 1tsp/gal, dechlorinator if you normally use it and one of the tannins-shake well before use...the longer it sits the more tannins will be released-use this treatment water for your 100% daily water changes for 10 days-hold food for 3 days and then offer half feeding twice a day during treatment.

Good luck and keep us posted...
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