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Old 01-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #1 
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Please Help!!! :(

my betta got ick from a filter i used i guess i didnt wash it well enough, so i put him in the little cup and put a little bit not even 1/10th of a drop of quick cure and i put him in a heated tank in his little cup and 3 hours later and hes laying flat at the bottom of his cup.
(please no scolding or negative anything hes my favorite and im already feeling bad enough to know i possibly killed him)
i saw that the ingredient on quick cure was malachite green and i dont know what to do, is this a wait for him to die or can i do something?
please help and thank you in advance
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #2 
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Did you get him out of the quick cure? You do know ick can be cured by just warm water and possibly aquarium salt. Pictures would help.
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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 01-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #4 
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i tried the warm water and aquarium salt for 2 days and he has only gotten worst so i thought i needed meds.
he somewhat responds when i pic his cup from the water and i did notice the he has lost some of his color when put near a strong light source
i can borrow the camera if the pics would help
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 14 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees
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? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 times i put in like 2 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? when i see a problem or every 4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? from 20 to 50% but once i saw ick i did 100% with fish out of water
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? api aq salt and microbe lift xtreme water conditioner

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7.0
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? lost his color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lays at bottom of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 hours after i put QC
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? with quick cure i changed water after i saw him like this
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? young and i had him for only 15 days
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #6 
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will blackwater extract help? or maybe decafeneited green tea? he seems to have moved to the upright position when i picked him up but he is not going up for air
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #7 
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #8 
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i lowered the water to 1 inch so he can get water easier, i also put in a drop of blackwater extract, if someone decides to help please let me know anything else i can do
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #9 
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I don't think tea would be good. Would it be possible to raise his temp to at least 83? Black water can't help. Remember that ich dies once it falls off the fish, not while it is on it. Read this- http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Misc%20What%20is%20Ich.htm
Pics would help. You should not do a 100% change in a 14. You will probably have to go through a mini cycle now. And new life spectrum or omega one pellets are much better food. Do you have a quarentine tank?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #10 
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ok at the moment im putting him in a 3 gallon quarantine tank and i am raising the temp up to 85, thanks for helping :) it really means alot
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