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Old 06-05-2009, 05:41 PM   #1 
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VERY lethargic

my betta isn't showing any symptoms of ANYTHING with the exception of him being extremely lethargic and lacking an appetite. he hides at the bottom, only coming up for air every once in a while.

he's in a 10gal with a filter and an airstone. nothing has changed in his tank in MONTHS. he used to eat and eat and would probably have eaten anything in sight had i provided it. now he might try a piece or two, sometimes spitting it back out.

no flashing. nothing on him that i can physically see. no bloating. no fin rot. :/ i've been doing larger water changes since he started acting differently. it's been a couple of days. i'm headed to the store to get more aquarium salt now...

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Old 06-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #2 
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Have you cleaned the tank 100%???
And what else is in the 10 gallon??
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #3 
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i havent 100% cleaned it since he started showing these symptoms. and there is only an algae eater with him.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:03 PM   #4 
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How old is your fish?
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #5 
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Do you have a heater (sometimes cold water will cause lethargy).
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:12 PM   #6 
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i've had him for almost a year i guess. i removed him from the 10gal tank to get a better look at him and his tail fins do seem to be shorter than they used to be. i don't see any blatant signs of fin rot but they are rather clear towards the ends and i am starting to think this may be the problem.

what should i treat him with?
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #7 
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Jungle Fungus Clear or Jungle Fungus Eliminator is good. The fungus eliminator is a powder and the other one is a tablet. The eliminator has salt and the other one doesn't, I don't think.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:24 PM   #8 
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since i've pretty much narrowed it down to fit rot, should i keep him in the separate tank (a 1gal that has water from his regular tank but no filter or anything) while i treat him? or should i move him back to the regular tank and begin treat with regular water changes? i've never had to treat fin rot so i'm not sure if he should be kept out of his regular tank or not.

should i keep his filter cartridge or make changes? do a 100% water change and clean the gravel, but keep the same filter cartridge since? sorry for all of the questions... just worried :/

oh, and the water temp stays between 76-80 usually.
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and i see that maracyn-two is widely used for fin rot and other pathogenic bacteria issues... good?
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #10 
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I would keep him in the 1 gallon while treating him. Do a 100% change once every or every other day.
Also, I would go ahead and toss the filter cartridge.
I've been using Jungle Fungus Eliminator on my Betta and it does wonders!
Good luck!
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