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Old 06-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #21 
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That actually might be it... it's only been 2 days since he's eaten so he shouldn't be that thin. The patch on his head was a reflection from the yellow on his cave. he moved back behind the filter and it's not there anymore.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #22 
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Velvet is hard to spot without strong light try just incase..
If it is internal parasites you'll need to get him meds
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Internal Parasites
•Symptoms: Betta is losing weight but eating normally and acting lethargic.
He/she might dart or rub against decor.
•Treatment: These can be hard to fight and can get confused with the fatal disease Tuberculosis. Perform daily 100% water changes (if possible, for larger aquariums change 3/4). Make sure you carefully clean the gravel to remove eggs/larva. Aq.Salt does not seem to be affective against internal parasites. I find combining ES with an anti-parasite med is best. Treat with 1-2tsp/gal Epsom Salt combined with either Jungle’s Anti-Parasite Pellets, Jungle’s Parasite Clear Fizz tabs or API General Cure. PP is also effective against internal parasites.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #23 
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I'm not sure about the medicated food, since he's not eating... Can those fizz tabs be used in a smaller tank? it looks like they're mainly for ponds.
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API General cure is easiest to administer imo
http://www.petguys.com/-317163160150.html
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:15 PM   #25 
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If he's still alive tomorrow I'll go get some... I don't think he'll make it through the night though... he's not responding to anything now, not even being touched. He's just hanging at the surface. He's breathing a little but it's really slow. D: I don't want my baby to die... D':
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:57 AM   #26 
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Bentley passed a couple hours ago. I can't believe this happened when I thought he was just depressed! D'8 I'm sorry, buddy. I should have paid better attention to the signs. I can't believe I didn't even know he was sick... Thanks for all your help anyway, guys. :(
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Sorry for your loss.. =\
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:27 AM   #28 
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Sometimes it's hard for even relatively experienced keepers to perform early diagnoses, especially with no external symptoms.

There are knowledgeable keepers here who have lost multiple fish from obscure causes.

In know this won't cheer you up, but you did the best you could. Next time you'll do better.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #29 
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Do you think it was the daphnia? Can they have parasites straight from the egg? Or do you think he got them in the store? I only had him for a month. D: I just really hope I didn't kill him with those daphnia.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #30 
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That's not likely. Although he might have had an adverse reaction to a radical change of diet. I had a fish bloat up and die just because I changed his feeding schedule. He did have a sensitive constitution, however.

Yeah, the first thing we do when a fish dies is to try to find a way to blame ourselves. <sigh>
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