Originally Posted by Sena Hansler
How are the water parameters..? How "off" is the fin. One of my females, during a vicious strain of columnaris held her infected fin to her body, like we would a broken limb!
Do you have any pokey plants? That can cause holes... Otherwise perhaps bacterial, like fin rot (stress can be a factor). Bloated might be over feeding, or, you said there was a bubble "hanging" from his gill? Like, from a thread?
None of the pics I took came out well... Or showed it... Sotto seems to be afraid of the camera (odd since he used to be so flamboyant about it)
New facts from monitoring...
I was insane over the HOLE... In the scales. So PHEW on that...
Bloated from overfeeding... *pauses* .... Yes... You're right... It's me and my moms fault, when I don't feed him I found out ( from pressing her ) that mom then feeds him, thinking it's cruel to skip a meal for proper digestion.
So I didn't feed him tonight. And even (yeah I'm drunk again) asked Sotto (lol) to forgive me.
But the bubble is gone... I think it was caused by him brushing against the sponge I have as a baffle... I need to clean the algae off it (the one time I'm lazy >,> ) it's gone now and his gills seem fine.
But on the fin in question... Right at the connection to the body... A white area or film... Has formed... Around the joint. The other fin is fine. That's why it bothers me.
As for plants... No... I only have real plants and the ones I have are non pointy. His favorite is the water onion which he seems to *glances at tank* yep... He's passed out on a group of leaves now... Quite cute heh since they are such thin leaves and seems to be balanced on them.
Hmm so overall he's ... Fine bloated... Duh but I spoil him (can you blame me? I wuv him lol)
Would try the pea method but I heard that's VERY controversial with cleaning a Bettas system out.
So... Bottom line (finally) the white film... Area... Around the fin joint. ATM doesn't seem to be bothering him. But... *thinks* I swear that wasn't there yesterday... Maybe an injury healing? Like a scab? Or is it most likely.... (replace DIP with ICK and you have my sudden reaction to the thought) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je3wNbZ1NqI
(if your nervous of clicking... It's a clip from WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) so... My line is OH MY GOD... ITS ICKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!