Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #1 
Maura
New Member
 
Maura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Injured girl

So today at the LPS where I work we got some new girls in since the sorority was down to 4. One was kind of beat up looking in the cup, so I decided to quarantine her so the other girls wouldn't pick on her. Her wounds look clean, and there's no fuzzy growths, but some of her fins are torn.

Right now I'm not treating her with anything other than clean water with Stress Coat. Should I be giving her something? What about reintroducing her to the sorority when she's healed?

Photos are attached. Sorry for the poor quality.

Housing

What size is your tank? 6 gallon quarantine tank (the "fishpital")
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? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once daily (Please keep in mind that this is a pet store and all the fish get fed once a day...but much better than PetSmart, which feeds their bettas only thrice per week!)

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Water changes in the (cycled) fishpital depend on the illness of the fish in the tank. Her water will probably get changed twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Again, depends, as this is not her permanent home. Probably 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat if using tap water; Equilibrium and Neutral Regulator with RO water

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

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <5ppm
pH: 7.3
Hardness: Didn't test, can test in the morning if needed
Alkalinity: Didn't test, can test in the morning if needed

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Wounds on body, torn fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? She got to the store in her current state this afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Quarantined in the fishpital
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? ~ 4 months (?)
Attached Images
  
Maura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #2 
Maura
New Member
 
Maura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Bump.
Maura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #3 
Maura
New Member
 
Maura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Bump. Again.

Please?
Maura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #4 
LebronTheBetta
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Treat with aquarium salt for 10 days. It's better to keep her in a QT tank so it's easier for you and her. High-protein foods and IAL/Oak Leaves are optional or faster tissue growth and some natural properties. So many bumps...
LebronTheBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #5 
Maura
New Member
 
Maura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by LebronTheBetta View Post
Treat with aquarium salt for 10 days. It's better to keep her in a QT tank so it's easier for you and her. High-protein foods and IAL/Oak Leaves are optional or faster tissue growth and some natural properties. So many bumps...
Normal AQ salt dose or double? No access to leaves. Wouldn't need bumps if people would reply...also don't think two is "so many."
Maura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 11:44 PM   #6 
LebronTheBetta
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
I know, just teasing? Lol. Anyway, this isn't a serious case and 1 teaspoon is enough and should be enough for big cases. It's OK if you don't have them, just optional.
LebronTheBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 12:01 AM   #7 
Maura
New Member
 
Maura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by LebronTheBetta View Post
I know, just teasing? Lol. Anyway, this isn't a serious case and 1 teaspoon is enough and should be enough for big cases. It's OK if you don't have them, just optional.
I wish I had access to IAL (or even oak leaves for that matter). At least I'd have some more control over the stress level of the fish at work before they get sold.

I'll start the salt tomorrow morning.

Thanks for your help!!
Maura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #8 
LebronTheBetta
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
No problem. Remember to do daily 100% water changes!
LebronTheBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marble girl and blue girl HM both with torn fins bettaboyshiva Betta Pictures 10 03-21-2012 09:00 AM
.:]|New HM Dalmation girl and a few pics of the red girl both very ready to breed|[:. bettaboyshiva Betta Pictures 12 12-15-2011 10:11 AM
Injured girl Silverfang Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 10-02-2011 02:26 PM
My Betta is injured Help! dsgems Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 9 08-01-2011 09:24 PM
Injured?? Loisp27 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 06-15-2010 06:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.