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Old 11-09-2012, 02:20 AM   #1 
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Exclamation OMG my betta is dying!

I think he's dying. Hes turning white, his top fin is shredding and hes a bit lethargic. PLEASE help. I have 10 gal tank, changed the water 2 days ago, ph is normal,I dont think there's any ammonia. Its not fin rot for sure T.T
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #2 
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ok.... dont panic

first of all....

can you fill this out?

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

it will help a lot more with the diagnosis

Its 3.30am here and I'm jus about asleep, but I'll try to help the est I can if you can fill it out quickly

and even if I do fall asleep (looking like an idiot still clutchin the iphone, lol) filling out the form will allow other to diagnose it better too :)

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:47 AM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 10gal
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have a filter?yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? ADF

Food What type of food do you feed your betta fish?flakes,but today I fed him bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day.

Maintenance How often do you perform a water change? Once every 6 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquarium salt

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

Ammonia: Nitrite: Nitrate: pH:Normal.about 7.0 Hardness: Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment How has your betta fish's appearance changed?hes turning white,his top fin is shredding quickly.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? A bit lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? An hour ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?I added aquarium salt and I'm raising the water temp
Does your fish have any history of being ill?No
How old is your fish (approximately)?2 years old,give or take a few months.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:00 AM   #4 
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I suggest to get a clean container (untouched by chemicals) that you can float in the tank.prepare some new dechlorinated 79F water in the container and acclimate the betta and place him in there... this will make water changes and breathing easier for him.
i'm not a big fan of frogs and hence know nothing about ADFs... but I hope that they can tolerate salt.

do you have access to indian almod leaves? if not how about clean oak leaves (naturally fallen). and if not that rooibos tea? or you can get steep some decaf green tea and add a bit to the water. (the ial, oak leaf and rooibos you can add directly to his water).

did you just raise the temperature of your tank or has it always been 79F?

is the frog acting normal? could any chemicals have gotten in the tank?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:04 AM   #5 
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I dont have any containers like that T.T and the frog is hiding in this little house decoration. No the temps been like that all month and ive just raised it a bit more. I've never heard of steeping tea in tanks before, so I'm naturally apprehensive. Also its very late here too and I have to go. TT.TT thank you for responding.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:09 AM   #6 
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lol. teas have tannins which helps fight bacteria and fungi.
you need decaf green tea as caffeine is in no way good for fish.

many hobbyists use indian almond leaves which is a good source of tannic and humic acids for their aquariums. I was merely suggesting alternatives incase you dont have indian almond leaves on hand.

most importantly, right now you need good clean water. without a container, I can only suggest a 100% water change. my only guess is that something is out of whack with your water.

I'm going to sleep too. sorry if you didnt find any of this useful to you. need to get up in 3 hours. lol

goodluck to the fishie
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:15 AM   #7 
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dried oak leaves are supposed to do the same thing as decaf green tea and IAL.

can you get a clear picture of the fish?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:17 AM   #8 
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dried oak leaves are supposed to do the same thing as decaf green tea and IAL.

can you get a clear picture of the fish?

I think OP's gone to bed. Shouldn't you be in bed too? it's 4am :/



Anyway, I read some of OP's other threads. it seems that OP got an ADF just two days ago.

this frog, unquaratined could have brought in disease and/or raised the bioload. the BB in the tank is probably only used to handling the betta's bioload and has not yet expanded to accomodate the extra. Therefore a possible ammonia spike. eitherway, a water change is imminent...

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:10 AM   #9 
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I think OP's gone to bed. Shouldn't you be in bed too? it's 4am :/
But your not sleeping either....
I work late so I'm usually awake till the sun rises, plus i don't go back to work till monday Maybe I should try and sleep. I know my sister wants to go shopping later on and I KNOW she is gonna start screaming at me till i get my rump out of bed.

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Anyway, I read some of OP's other threads. it seems that OP got an ADF just two days ago.
oooh...do frogs have a big bioload?

*slowly backs out of thread*

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:34 AM   #10 
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Frogs do not have much of a bioload, it's their food that makes the mess more than anything. Also I think it better to quarintine the fish, I do not think frogs can tolerate salt so thus why I think it' s abetter idea.

Make sure your frog is healthy as well, betta could cause him illness, or viceversa.

Perhaps if the water gets dirtier you may need more partial water changes.

You might want to quarantine your frog too, just in case.
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