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Old 01-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #1 
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Hello there,

My golden HM female, she is almost 2 years now. Her head something turn red, and a little bit hole in. She always bottom of my tank, but sometime she swimming. She has appetite, but not much. When I appar in front of her, She always come to me. What do you think ?

My tank condition is perfect, no ammonia, water change, food and etc. Because I learned here a lot, and I do same thing.

Anyway, she has a little bit stress, because my next is build new house. The noisy a lot.

If I have to medicine, which is best ?

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #2 
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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 01-28-2013, 03:27 AM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 10gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78F+
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? No

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and frozen redworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 per day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Twice per a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% &100%
What pe of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Bacteria and IAL


ve you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:0
pH:7
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She looks like not good last year, because the constraction is really noisy
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Don't swimming so much
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last year
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, she has some ill, like fin-rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 years now
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:55 AM   #4 
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I'm wondering why you are doing such large water changes. With a filter and a tank that size you don't need to. You are cycling whether you intend to or not. Cycling takes up to 2 months so if he's been in there 2 years it should be good with a once weekly 25-50% with siphon cleaning..

To know for sure you can test daily for ammonia and nitrite. If you never see any he's good for the once weekly. If you do see any you need to do a 50% change any time either shows up.

I don't see any mention of conditioner.. what conditioner are you using? Why are you supplying bacteria? Each change? What brand?

Mostly I notice the belly.. what color is her poop? Is she pooping daily?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:33 AM   #5 
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I'm wondering why you are doing such large water changes. With a filter and a tank that size you don't need to. You are cycling whether you intend to or not. Cycling takes up to 2 months so if he's been in there 2 years it should be good with a once weekly 25-50% with siphon cleaning..

To know for sure you can test daily for ammonia and nitrite. If you never see any he's good for the once weekly. If you do see any you need to do a 50% change any time either shows up.

I don't see any mention of conditioner.. what conditioner are you using? Why are you supplying bacteria? Each change? What brand?

Mostly I notice the belly.. what color is her poop? Is she pooping daily?
I am sorry I mis gallon and litter. I have 5 gallon.

I don't like conditoner, and I didn't use it. I have snails, and I use thier water, because my friends recommend me that. I used the conditioner once, but it's not good.

And she is not the belly. I bought her from the Internet. When come to me, she is so big. She has black poop everyday.

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #6 
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You have to always use conditioner. I think this is your problem. You must use a conditioner that says it removes chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals. Tap water is not safe for bettas otherwise.
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You have to always use conditioner. I think this is your problem. You must use a conditioner that says it removes chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals. Tap water is not safe for bettas otherwise.
Okay, I will use a conditioner. I am looking for that.

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:23 AM   #8 
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You have to always use conditioner. I think this is your problem. You must use a conditioner that says it removes chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals. Tap water is not safe for bettas otherwise.
Bye the way, I use a deep‐drilled well. It's really good water, PH7.0. And all test are clear.
I guess my water haven't chlorine,chloramines and heavy metals.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:18 AM   #9 
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Black pop? Are you sure it's not brown? I also believe that her belly is pretty big. No matter how big is your fish, in your photo the belly seems to be too big as compared to the whole body. Does she eat normally? Doesn't she spit out the food? Is she active as always?
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #10 
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Black pop? Are you sure it's not brown? I also believe that her belly is pretty big. No matter how big is your fish, in your photo the belly seems to be too big as compared to the whole body. Does she eat normally? Doesn't she spit out the food? Is she active as always?
Sure, my fishes almost black. It's something influence foods, I think.
Yes, her belly is pretty big when she comes to me.
Right now, she is less appetite. She eat a very small pallets and three red worms every day. And she pooping too. No, she didn't spit out food. She is bottom of tank, but sometime she swimming. I guess something wrong her.

I add her pic.

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