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Old 02-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #1 
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NEED HELP (Fish dying?)

Any idea what this white stuff could be? It is all over him.

He is in a 2.5gal tank... No filter or heater. The water was changed 24 hours ago and has conditioner in it. If you need anymore information please ask. water temp is around 70-73 degrees F


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Old 02-08-2011, 10:00 PM   #2 
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Posted in wrong forum sorry
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:37 PM   #3 
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Flexibacter/Columnaris...also he looks bloated..might be dropsy since both are bacterial.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:49 PM   #4 
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Hmm - I'm new to betta disease. How do you treat this and how can this be avoided (if possible)...
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:59 PM   #5 
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99% of the time dropsy is fatal and kills almost always within 15 days.

Flexibacter can be cured by using an antibiotic treatment. I use MaracynOxy that you can get at PetCo...clears it up within 2 days.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #6 
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That water temp is HELLA cold man, you need to get a tank heater in there and bring it up ASAP. Temps of 70-73 F is not even close to the ideal range for a Betta.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #7 
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That water temp is HELLA cold man, you need to get a tank heater in there and bring it up ASAP. Temps of 70-73 F is not even close to the ideal range for a Betta.
The water is indeed pretty cold.
But I have been told that fungus slows down when you lower the temp. And while treating fungus, it is one of the few times you want your temp to be low.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #8 
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You DEFINITELY want low temperature for columnaris... the bacteria thrives in hotter waters. But you also want to treat absolutely ASAP for columnaris. It can kill in just 3 days.

Go get some Maracyn Oxy asap!
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