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Old 05-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #1 
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Sick female betta fish!!!!! Please help!!!

2 wks ago:
Smokey (the female betta fish) lived in a community tank with 2 other males in a 10 gallon tank (they were separated with plastic mesh). This tank has a heater/filter, set to about 82'F temperature.
I noticed that Smokey was getting finrot, about 1/4 of her tail was missing. The finrot looked jagged, not an "even" disappearance of her tail. I've been reading online that the best remedy was more frequent W/Cs. I already was doing 2/3rd (66%) water changes every 3 days in the 10g tank, but I changed my habit to changing 75% of the water every 3 days:

1 week ago:
In spite of the increased W/Cs, her tail kept getting shorter~ about 1/2 of her tail was missing. I decided to isolate her in a 1.5g unfiltered/unheated tank. As bettafix was the only medication i had (and it claimed to help heal fins), I used it at half-dose in her tank.

2 days ago:
She stopped eating, and laid-around @ the bottom of the tank: She shows no interest in the presoaked-pellets that I drop in her tank. Her fins are cramped up, and I can't tell if the finrot is progressing or not:

1 day ago:
I decided to put her back in the tank, maybe she was depressed and missed the company of her "brother" fish...... She's still moping/not eating.

Can anyone help? :(
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #2 
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I forgot to add:

Her poop is a light-yellow/green colour............. Is this unusual????? I thought it might have had something to do with her diet, but its been a week since she's had any cooked pea. I thought bettapoop was usually black/drkbrown
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:08 AM   #3 
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It appears that she has dropsy as well now~ I've quarantined her again, and have done a 75% W/C for both tanks. I have added a 10W heater to her tank, and am now treating her with Mardel's Maracyn Two and aquarium salt. I can only hope for the best!! :(
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:09 AM   #4 
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I'd try to feed her peas, but she hasn't shown any interest in food for the past 2 days.. I am no sure what else I can do :( Poor girl..
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #5 
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I'm sorry about your fish! Unfortunately dropsy can't be cured. All you can do is keep her in clean water and keep her as comfortable as possible.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:58 AM   #6 
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May 14, between 6-7am: Smokey passed away early this morning~ Swim freely, little girl. I will miss you :(
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:33 PM   #7 
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I'm so sorry!!
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #8 
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RIP little one
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