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View Poll Results: Is the tetra whisper 10i a good betta filter for a ten gallon tank?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #1 
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Betta not swimming much with clamped fins.

He has a heated 2.5 gallon heated tank to 78* and Iremoved his filter after he got stuck in one and received two sores. After that he was fin for a few days. Then their was an algae bloom three days after, I believe. He showed signs of swim bladder( floating and staying put except to breath or at the bottom of his tank only coming up to breath). I did a 85% water change because the water was so bad. He also had the clamped fins before I changed the water. He developed a weird white veiny thing down his back and his sores look like their healing but have some white on it and much around his body has. Heras one white dot in his eye. I put in 2.5 milliliters of maracyn plus because the dose for a ten gallon is 10 millimeters. What's wrong with him, will maracyn help?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:17 AM   #2 
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best thing is to post a picture if you can. so we can see whats going on along with your description.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:22 AM   #3 
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Okay here's one, I'm still new to this so bare with me, ha.
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The spot on his head and the beginning of his dorsal fin are his sores from the filter but you can see the white stripe?
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It's hard to tell, but that looks like some sort of fungus to me...
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Does that look like the beginning stages of pine-coning to you guys....? It may be why the fungus is sticking so easily to the scales....bump and get Sakura or Callistra in here.
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Hi jasperandecho and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your guy and his runin with the filter.

Has he had any other symptoms like lack of appetite, darting and rubbing, or bloating?

The good news is I don't think his scales are pineconing. It's just that the mucous is making them look more defined.

It appears that he is reacting to either a topical bacterial infection from his wounds or external parasites, either of which can cause a fish to overproduce slime coat. When there is a lot of slime coat, the body can sometimes develop a cloudy film like that.

The Maracyn Plus should be helpful for a topical bacterial infection so I would recommend continuing with that for the recommended time of dosage. If he hasn't shown any improvement, then it may be time to try a stronger medication.
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