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Old 02-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #1 
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One fish might have fin rot, the other is breathing weired.

Housing
What size is your tank? Divided 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Just the 2 betas one on each side

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? beta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets once a day



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

Ammonia:0


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? one beta looks like he may have fin rot but I am not sure
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? One beta swims around some but mostly lays at the bottom. the other beta swims around some but stays at the very top.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today






I set up a 10 gallon tank about 3 days ago. I let the tank run without any fish for at least a day and a half. Before I put both betas in I did a 50 % water change because the water was cloudy. I put both of the fish in yesterday and they were both perfectly fine and happy. Today the water got a little cloudy again. One of the fish is staying generally at the bottom and occasionally swimming around and going up for air. The other mostly stays in one spot and floats at the very top. the one that floats at the top also looks like he may getting fin rot. The tips of his fins are turning white/clear.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #2 
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #3 
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I would make a 50% water change and use a little extra dechlorinater...double check your temp with a thermometer and make sure thats okay.....if they are not improved within a couple of hour after the water change with like temp water and extra dechlorinator and the temp is okay...you may want to QT in small containers and float attached to the side of the heated tank so they don't sink and drown....

How did you acclimate them.....sometimes it can take 24-48h for pH issues to show up and sadly the damage is already done and not a lot you can do....
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The pH of the water is about 7.6. I acclimated them just by floating them in the tank. One of my fish is used to the pH being at the level. The other that's floating at the top is a new fish.
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When you acclimate a fish it is more than just temperature. You must slowly acclimate them to the ph level, hardness, etc.
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If a fish is sick due to Improper acclimation, is there anything I can do to help it?

Also I noticed today that that the scales around the other beta look almost scabby and it looks like there's tiny white spots too. But he is still swimming around fine and acting normal. I can post pictures if needed.
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The tiny white spots could be ich. Pics would be great, thanks.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:40 PM   #9 
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His skin/scales do look a bit weird. I don't see the white though.
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