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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #1 
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I need some help on a betta just got over fin rot.

My betta just got over fin rot, but now he is just sittin on the bottom I don't think he is have a hard time breathing, but I used bettafixs and I hope I didn't hurt him, He same to be eattin fine, and he always comes up to the if he knows you by his tan, Is him sittin at the bottom ok or is there something wrong?

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #2 
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 1.5
What temperature is your tank? 76
Does your tank have a filter? No
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?
How often do you feed your betta fish? every 3 days

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?2 50% 2 times a week I use ( Pime )
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?

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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? I used Bettfixs
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #4 
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Here is the best picture I could get of him, my friend gave me him when she moved
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #5 
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How long did you use the bettafix?
Why is the temperature only 76? Is it steady or does it jump around sometimes? What type of food are you feeding and why do you only feed every 3 days? Amount of food? Do you ever use a gravel vacuum?

The water really should be changed slightly more. I would do a 50% and a 100% a week OR a 50% and an 80% with a gravel vacuum. A lot of times, sitting at the bottom has to do with a water quality issue. How often does he sit at the bottom? Does he look clamped?
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He sets at the bottom all the time, we had the fin rot when she gave him to me, I going to try salt,
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #7 
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So he still has fin rot? Fin rot itself should not cause lethargy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #8 
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If your heater is adjustable maybe turn it up a little bit. Small tanks get have severe alterations in temperature and can cause shock.

You should feed him twice every day, 2-3 good brand pellets and/or a live/frozen food for nutrients and protein.

If you can see white regrowth on your betta's fins, then he's recovering, but until then it may be best to try a tsp per gallon of aq salt with 100% daily changes. But this shouldn't take more than 3 days (absolutely no more than 10, as aq salt can damage the labrynth organ they use to breathe)

I won't tell you your tank is too small, but possibly another 25% change won't hurt.

If you don't have a water testing kit, you should get one. Prime is a good water conditioner, but there may be heavy metals or something else wrong with your water and knowing what's in it helps a lot.

When you do your water changes, do you take him out, or leave him in? Do you make sure the temperatures are within a degree of each other before replacing the water or the fish?
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