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Old 09-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #1 
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Whats going on here pic included

I thought Camera didnt get pic but it did capture one. Here is the new betta I got. He is in emergency tank now and he looked like he had popeye now he is worse. Can anyone identify his problems.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:54 PM   #2 
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2nd try on pic.

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Old 09-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #3 
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Please answer these questions:

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)?:

Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #4 
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definitely looks like popeye, and some other kind of infection or parasite on his scales that i'm not familiar with.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #5 
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He is in a 2.5 gallon tank. Just got him the other day. I have a filter in tank. Also a heater,I have started treating with maracyn plus. This is 3rd day. This is what he came like
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #6 
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
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? wont eat
How often do you feed your betta fish? try every few hours

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? he is in an uncycled tank
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? havent yet new water with medication for popeye Maracyn plus
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? came this way
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? wont eat and stays at bottom only to come up for air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? first day I recieved him about 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? maracyn plus for popeye
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Dont know
How old is your fish (approximately)?:young

He was given to me the other day . I have started popeye treatment.
Maracyn plus directions: treat on day 1
day 3
day 5
Im on day 3 dosage.
I dont know what else is wrong with him, but he doesnt eat and stays at bottom only to come up for air.
Need help in diagnosing what else could be wrong.
I have parasite medicine by API general cure but I dont know if I need to treat him for it yet. I need opinions on what Im dealing with.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:20 PM   #7 
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Hi. Poor guy, that looks a pretty nasty eye infection. It doesn't necessarily look popped out but it does look like it's covered with excess slime coat or something. Does he do any darting or rubbing? Any trouble breathing?

There are two possibilities: one is a bacterial infection and the other is skin flukes/parasites like hexamita.

Is this pic after he's been on 3 days of Maracyn Plus? If so, it doesn't seem to be helping. :( I'd recommend stopping the Maracyn and putting him in 1 tsp of AQ salt per gallon for a few days. If you can, move him into a hospital tank as I see you have live plants and AQ salt and most meds will kill plants. After a few days in AQ salt, hopefully we might have a better idea if this is bacterial or parasitic that we're dealing with.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #8 
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The pic is from the first day I received him.I put him in a 5 gallon tank. After I saw problems I put him in my 2.5 gallon tank. I have him on the maracyn plus day 3 of medicating. I called the number on the medicine bottle and they told me to do the next medication on the 5th and wait for 48 hours and do a 25 percent water change and if no better start another round of 3 dosage. I went today and got medicine for what you said its for gill and flukes. API General cure. I dont know if I should mix meds so I havent used it yet.He just sits at the bottom of the tank and the only time he moves is to go up for air and just comes right back down again. I was hoping I could get him to eat. I tried giving him frozen brine shrimp today, he ate 1 and that was all. I tried to see if he would eat another but no so I got the turkey baster out and cleaned it out.
I tried to get another pic tonite but as usual my camera wouldnt work. Just blur.
If I knew exactly what I was treating it would be good. Like I said I have 8 other bettas and I have never had a problem out of any of them.I probably should of not took him on but I was afraid if I didnt, they would of flushed him. Now he is with me and I have no clue what Im treating.
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You're doing a good job. :) I'm a bit worried that he won't eat. Bettas are such natural gluttons that you know something is wrong when they won't eat.

I *think* Maracyn and General Cure can be mixed but because I'm not 100% sure on that, I'd finish up the Maracyn, give him a day of just clean water and no meds and then start him on the General Cure.
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Sakura8, No darting or rubbing at all. He just sits in one spot, no signs of breathing problems.
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