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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2010, 05:48 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Advice for trying a new med

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Our betta had a large red open sores near his face last week. I immediately started treating him with tetracycline and today is Day 3 of his treatment.

Today, however, he looks as though he has Ich. His face and neck are spotted gray and he looks just terrible. Very muted in color. He is in good spirits and is eating. My question is can I now treat him for Ich despite just treating him for red sores? I don't want to overwhelm him with meds, obviously, but boy does he look bad.

He is in a 2.5 g tank, with a heater, with a filter. All of the specs you would recommend. We change his water frequently so we're kind of surprised he's not well.

iamnohs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 08:54 PM   #2 
Rain Drop
Rain Drop's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria, BC
I'd try warming up his water to 80-82F and adding aquarium salt to his tank. 1/2 teaspoon per gallon.
Rain Drop is offline   Reply With Quote

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
i need some help and advice. kk52212 Betta Fish Care 17 06-06-2008 05:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.