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Old 04-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #1 
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WHAT is THIS?!

THIS was not there LAST NIGHT when I changed 50% of his water. It was not there this morning when I fed him and admired him. It was not there this afternoon. Suddenly it is there. Grey, he has never had grey on his body ever. Please help.
is this fin rot? all his fins look so ragged all of the sudden. I don't understand! I keep my fish in impeccable conditions!

5 gallons
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no tank mates
80 degrees
stress coat plus conditioner
omega one betta buffet pellets

he has been lethargic as of late but i thought it was because he wasn't eating enough. he is always hungry and I was only feeding him 3 or 4 pellets twice a day. he's 3.75 inches long. i discovered he should be eating more so i just today started feeding him more and he's perked up. been swimming back and forth, flaring at esmeralda. the usual. he still did take a couple of naps but I thought that was normal. He has always been beautiful. show quality if VTs were allowed. Perfect, very full fins. all of the sudden they are ragged and turning green to grey to black.

What do i do? what is this?@!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #2 
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Fin rot or this:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=90086
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #3 
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This looks like the "mystery disease" to me. Put him in strict qt and, well, you will know if I was right in the morning.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #4 
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he's in 5 gallongs. should i put him in a hospital tank and treat with AQ? any medications?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #5 
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You can treat him for fin rot, but it really looks like the necrosis becoming more and more common in blue bettas.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #6 
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DO NOT TRUST ME ON THIS ENTIRELY. I am asking, would it be possible to get him in fresh water no gravel or anything and remove (cut) off the effected part? That might help?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #7 
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I can do fresh water no gravel. What do I cut it with???
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #8 
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I hope it's not a mycobacterial infection, but unfortunately, it sounds, and looks, suspiciously like it...

Post #2 has a link to the thread, but if that's what it is, it moves fast once you see it, and there's no treatment...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

EDIT: DO NOT CUT IT! It really won't do any good... Once it shows up on the fins, it's gone systemic.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #9 
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Got him in 3 gallons in hospital tank. Bare bottom just his fave plant. 1/2 tbsp aq salt. Heated
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #10 
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I have jungle lifeguard. it says all-in-one treatment for ick, fungas, fin and tail rot, septicemia. should i use it? or should i just go with the aq salt?
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