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Old 10-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My bettas sick with something idk what it is

My betta fish has been looking sick or is sick for a while and i dont know what it is. he always sits on the bottom only coming up for air. he has a reddish pink mark on his side. he mostly swims in spurts not really moving his fins. He has been like this for 2 months. He lives in a ten gallon tank with a blushing angelfish, Zebra danio, and a neon tetra. Formally there were two other fish which died and they were a rainbow shark and rosy barb. The shark i think died from bacterial gill disease 2 months ago which i tried to treat but it was to late. The barb died from when i changed the water. I started noticing him 2 months ago not really moving and a big white spot on his side. Can someone please tell me the problem? I want to know what to do before its too late.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 
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Try PMing Sakura8. She knows a lot about sickness in Betta fish and how to cure them.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:18 PM   #3 
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Is that 10 gallon heated, and filtered? also what are you feeding him, is it a cycled tank, and how often do you do your water changes? there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration first, there is questionaire that you will need to help us with, I can post it for you..for now if you could answer those few questions, we will be able to figure out better how to help.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #4 
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This is the questionaire..

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 10-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76 - 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? other
Is your tank heated?no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? angelfish, zebra danio, neon tetra. formally rainbow shark and rosy barb both dead

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets or flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? he never comes up to eat so he most likely eats what the other fish dont eat

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 to 50
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner, clarifier ammonia cleaner

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? yes reddish pink on side of it
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he always lays on the bottom or goes in a cave
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 months ago when the shark died
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)?idk
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #6 
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I would suggest taking him out of the big tank, to a smaller tank, like a Kritter keeper 1.75 gal, and try your hardest to get him to eat, you dont know what he is taking in, could be nothing, or too much, in any case I would start there, to get him in clean warm water with some stress coat, and you can also try some Frozen bloodworms, or brine shrimp, that may help his appetite, he looks like he may have not been eating a sufficient diet.

Also if he has a mark, that could be something else, if he has contracted somthing from the tank, after the shark died, or something in the tank could also be making him sick.

In a hospital tank, you will need to make daily water changes, 100% and maybe a tsp of Aquarium salt would also help if there is some fin damage, or if he has some tissue damage, but try the stress coat and clean wate first..Good luck, and keep us posted.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #7 
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Just fyi, most of those fish are bad to keep with betta's and angelfish will kill betta's.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #8 
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My angelfish doesnt have a problem with the betta or any of the fish if anything he would be scared of the betta. he was scared of the barb when it used to chase him
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #9 
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All i have is a bowl what do i do?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #10 
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I will post a video of what he does
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