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Old 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #1 
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Help!

Based in UK. My betta has some sort of fungal infection and finrot, probably due to having to change tanks in a hurry, as old tank was leaking. Been doing regular water changes and adding aquarium salt. Was using King British finrot and fingus control, but this seemed to make him lethargic, since I've stopped he's been more active. Any other advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #2 
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can you answer these the best you can please?
Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:48 PM   #3 
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Tank is 13 UK gallons
temp is 27c/80f
Tank is filtered, with small sponge filter. Betta lives with 1 zebra snail and 5 amano shrimp. He's fed tetra betta flakes once a day and occassionally dried bloodworms.

Water changes done weekly,approx 2/3, using tetra aquasafe. Ammonia level is 0ppm so is nitrite level.

He has suffered from finrot in the past but has recently developed white patches on his back and around gills, as in pictures above. I did treat him with king british anti finrot and fungus but this lead to him becoming lethargic, resting on bottom of tank etc. Discontinued that treatment and after a water change added aquarium salt to the tank.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #4 
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would say he definately needs a fungal treatment of some sort. Is there a different brand you can get? Maybe its just something in that specific brand. I'm sorry I'm not more help in that subject. My basic cure for fin rot is Stress Coat, aq salt and Indian Almond Leaf.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #5 
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If you can't get indian almond leaf, oak leaves are good to use in their place.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the advice. Trying him with some myxazin and managed to get some indian almond leaves. It's early days but he seems a bit more active.
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