Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #1 
Magdalaine
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Worcester MA
I think Button has fungus...

So I got sick earlier this week and all my friends were joking around that I was going to get my fishies sick too... well, it looks like they are.

I woke up this morning to a whitish patch on Button's right side (it was pretty small) and promised myself that I'd take care of it when I was out of classes for the day. I switched Shiny into the 5gal so I didn't have to use a ton of meds for Button, so now he's in her little 1/2gal critter keeper.

So yeah, Button's little whitish patch seems like it would be fungul, so i've given him BettaRevive for now and I'm going to be giving him salt baths religiously until it clears up. He's acting like his normal self though, so I'm hoping that this passes relatively quickly. Also, I'm watching Fishstick for possible pop eye, so I'm kinda a wreck over here what with being sick myself.

Any suggestions for dealing with fungus? I'm a little far from a decent pet store and I don't know that my boyfriend would be okay with driving to Petsmart for the 2nd time this week...
Magdalaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Try Jungle Fungus Clear or Jungle Fungus Eliminator.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #3 
Magdalaine
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Worcester MA
Mmkay, I'll try and find somewhere nearer to me than Petsmart that sells it since I don't think my boyfriend will want to drive me over again. Also, it looks like Button is going crazy spastic right now... he's rubbing himself (mostly the sides of his head) on the gravel. I'm afraid he's going to rip up his fins again doing this... does it mean anything?
Magdalaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #4 
doggyhog
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
Sounds like it could be Ick. Does it look like he was sprinkled with salt?

You can also order meds online. :)
doggyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #5 
sumsum
Member
 
sumsum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Either ick or itch
sumsum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #6 
Magdalaine
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Worcester MA
I'm not seeing anything that looks like ich other than the whitish spot that I believe to be fungus...

Also, Button just stunned himself with the divebomber-scratching routine... I'm not sure if he's showing his displeasure with his much smaller hospital tank or if he's bothered by the fungus... I'm going to give him another salt bath in the mean time and hopefully find a place close to me that sells JFE or JFC
Magdalaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #7 
sumsum
Member
 
sumsum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
The fungus probably itches some scence it's not suposed to be there.
sumsum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 07:37 PM   #8 
Magdalaine
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Worcester MA
yeah, it looks like he was trying to scratch it off... the salt bath seems to have helped a lot with the scratching actually...I'll prolly give him another before I go to sleep
Magdalaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Button tried a suicide dive!! Magdalaine Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 12 10-22-2009 08:24 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.