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Old 10-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Help! Trying to save a male betta

I just got a betta fish at WlaMart. I bought him knowing he is not well. I am pretty sure he has a fungal infection but I am not sure what else. He is laying on his side and struggle (and makes it) up to get air. I bought him a new tank so he is away from my other bettas.

I bought him because I knew no one else would and he would just lie there and die. I thought maybe I could give him a chance if I treated him.

He is in his new tank with just enough water (it is a square tank so there is volume) so that he could reach his head up for air without having to struggle. Just did this so if I need to change this I can pretty fast. I got some fungal medication and put in just a little because of the level of the water. Added stress coat and of course the water conditioning before I put him in.

I tried to let him adjust to the water temp by sticking his container in the water first, but I didnt leave him long as there were lots of fungal cotton stuff in that stupid little container.

He does seem a little more active since I tried to treat him and he doesnt have to waste all his energy getting air. Its hard to explain and maybe its just because I wish it to be so.

Is there any way he might pull through? I can post photos if you need to see his condition. Is there anything else I can try to help him????
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #2 
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Aww, I hope he makes it through!
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Photos might help, then we can get an idea of what type of fungus/infection it is?
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Ok, will post.
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Tried the best I could to get photos of the fish. Hopefully they are good enough.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #6 
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He's not moving as much as he was now. I hope that is not a bad sign. Posting a video to Youtube and I will post the link as soon as it is ready
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The video: http://youtu.be/jBwH2tP2T0Y
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He just tried to straighten himself from laying on his side but it didnt last long. I think I got some better photos.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #10 
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it looks like fungus. Change the water every other day, and buy some Aquarium salt. Raise the temp. a little, as bettas need atleast 2.5 gallons and a heater set at 80-82 degrees. That should perk him up enough to start treatment.


Hope he makes it!
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