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Old 04-24-2009, 12:52 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Please help my betta is very sick he sits on the bottom!!!

he mosly sits on the bottom of the tank all day. he will eat 1-2 pellets of food a day and his fins look like the are yellow( he is blue) and they seem to be getting smaller (like they are deteriorating). the only fins that he uses most of the time are the two front ones. we tried using the drops for the water called beta fix but it doesnt seem to be helping.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:44 AM   #2 
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How warm is the water? How big is the tank?

75-82 degrees F. is IDEAL for Bettas to do well. Any lower and they'll be lethargic.
It also depends on how much space there is for him to swim in.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:14 AM   #3 
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If the fins are deteriorating, it may be finrot.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:33 AM   #4 
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I have one betta male here I bought several months back.
He came with problems and is now blind in one eye because of it,
He also had a bad case of fin rot,

Fins curled up, long finage got metallic balls looked like bubbles attached and looked awful,
I tried several medications on him, He'd get better, then relaps, kept doing that, back and forth we went,
would look great for a few days then back it came.
Nothing I used seemed to fully fix him up.
I got pissed off and ended up dropping all medications, NO MORE!
Put him in a 3 gallon tank, and did a 90% water change every day, without fail. in about three days he was looking the best he had in ages, In a week he was as good as new,
He now gets a 50% water change every other day, sometimes more

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I also add AQUARIUM SALT to all my tanks!

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Old 04-25-2009, 10:44 AM   #5 
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i also had a fish with constant fin rot. I'd have some good results with jungle fungus eliminator, but as soon as i took him off it, the fin rot would come back. it was persistent for the duration of his life. I also noticed that the best treatment was no medication and very clean water. betafix doesn't do a whole lot from what i've heard. it's pretty weak.

you could try the jungle fungus elimintor, then switch him to super clean water. don't forget the stress coat and the aquarium salt! i think the salt makes a big difference.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:27 PM   #6 
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I would clean most of his water once a day, leaving him in the tank during the change. Aquarium salt might also help. Some just seem to be more prone to fin rot. Hope he gets well soon!
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #7 
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thank you for your suggestions . i have him in about a 1 pint jar right now because he has trouble getting to the top of the one liter vase i have for him . oh and where might i getjungle fungus eliminator?
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and is fin rot curable............. and also how do i get lik super clean water i mean i can nececarely afford much at all. are you talking about getting a filter?
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #9 
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No a filter isn't gonna do much good for such a small tank, except take away much needed room.
Clean , Means clean fresh water, The best medicine you can give a betta/fish
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #10 
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I currently have my male Betta in a 1 gallon vace with a plact growing to provide more oxygen.
Is this a healthy enviroment for him?
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