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Old 11-01-2011, 04:12 PM   #1 
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sick betta no idea whats wrong !!

1 of my males is sick n I have no idea what's wrong with him at 1st it looked like fin rot so I treated with AQ salts n it cleared up(doing daily 100% water changes in a 2 gal tank), then it started looking like dropsy so I treated that with epsom salts n anti-parasite pellets after 3 days his fins unclamped n his belly changed back 2 his normal bluey colour(still carried on treatment 4 another 7 days just 2 be safe) only now he looks like he has pop eye n his fins are shedded n he's refusing 2 eat anything, he aint bloated, but he aint no where near as active as he used 2 be.

I'll try n upload pics when he stays still long enough 4 me 2 get none blurry ones
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #2 
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What is he in now as far as treatment...still the Epsom salt...if so, how much Epsom salt are you using.......any other chemical additives-beside dechlorinator.

How old is he, any live plants or what is in the tank to help make him feel secure, are you still doing the 100% water changes and how many total days did you do 100% water changes......

Popeye...one or both eyes....
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #3 
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Pictures

This is how he looked almost a month ago
Pop eye, i think curled in2 the C n looking VERY skinny Under belly looking abit grey colour aint 2 great on my phone His fins now
Pop eye looks like both eyes altho he now looks kinda curled up like a C n hes gotten VERY skinny cos he just wont eat anything, i've tried flakes of various brands, pellets of various brands aswell as live food n he wont eat any of it.

Yes im still doing the epsom salt for treatment as im at a loss as of what to actually treat him with his symptoms keep changing like atm hes showing sings of all 3 but he was fine 20 mins ago. I'm still doing 100% daily water changes, i've transferred him in2 a large vase inside the tank as my Quarantine tank is currently in use treating fin rot with chimchar.

I have no idea how old he is as he was brought from a aquatic's store n he already looked full size, he has 3 plant cuttings in with him along with an upturned poly cup with a hole cut out (no sharp edges)

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:11 AM   #4 
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When he is in the "C" position...is he floating at the top......if so, sadly, that is often a sign of the end.....and not a lot can be done at that stage except to keep them comfy and if he seem to be suffering you need to do what is right by him....
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #5 
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He's usually in the middle when he does the C, is there ANYTHING I could possibly do 2 bring him back, he perks up wen my females tank is near his but then they get stressed.

I really don't wana lose him, my lil boy loves him
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:38 PM   #6 
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He's eating

I went out and brought some more live food 2 try and get him 2 eat n hes eating whatever i put in with him now.

I have live bloodworms n live daphnie (think thats correct spelling), now im wondering how much 2 feed him of each cos thats all hes eating n i dont want 2 over feed him so i was thinking 3 bw n a pellet or 2 if he'll eat them now then swap the bloodworms for daphnie for the next feed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:08 PM   #7 
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im not an expert like everyone else but do remember his little tummy is only as big as his eyeball soo not too much. maybe hes a bit stressed from the 100% water changes everyday. just imagine the new environment he has to adjust to everyday. but thats my opinion.

hope he gets better!!!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:36 PM   #8 
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im not an expert like everyone else but do remember his little tummy is only as big as his eyeball soo not too much. maybe hes a bit stressed from the 100% water changes everyday. just imagine the new environment he has to adjust to everyday. but thats my opinion.

hope he gets better!!!!

I know thats why i wanted 2 check i wasn't over feeding him last thing i need with him is another problem lol.
I hope its only the stress of 100% daily water changes thats affcting him n not something more serious, altho i am acclimatising him each time not just putting him in new treated water.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:38 AM   #9 
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acclimation is definitely key especially for everyday water changes. keep us updated !! :DD
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