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Old 10-21-2010, 10:58 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Pretty sure its a fungus

Hey!

Pretty sure freddy has come down with a fungus.

His fins are starting to get "clumpy" and he has white cottony stuff outlining his anal fin and a patch on his side near the back.

Whats the best treatment (non med) for this if any?

Im thinking he got it from a mouldy IAL, so i removed the leaf and made him some IAL tea. I put a slight amount of aq. salts and raised the temp to about 78deg

Should i lower the temp? Omit the IAL tea and just do a full aq. salt tank for a few days? ORR something completely differnt?

Currently in a 5g, no filter, 74-76deg - feeding flakes w/ dried worms
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:57 PM   #3 
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #4 
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Try to fill out the answers to all of the questions on this form as thoroughly as you can: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233 it will help give us the information we need to form an accurate diagnosis. Most find it easiest to copy and paste the form and fill in the answers that way.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:41 PM   #5 
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What size is your tank? - 5g
What temperature is your tank? 75 normally, raised to 78 now for treatment
Does your tank have a filter?
NO
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
NO

What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
NONE
Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? FLAKES W/DRIED WORMS IN THEM, HE DOESNT LIKE THE PELLETS
How often do you feed your betta fish? ONCE TO TWICE A DAY SMALL AMOUNTS


Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 3/4 WATER CHANGE ONCE A WEEK, FULL WATER CHANGE EVERY OTHER WEEK


What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
PRIME WATER COND. (.5-1MM) AND IAL WHICH SITS ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER IN THE CORNER


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?FINS ARE BULGY, WHITE PATCH ON SIDE AND LINING THE BACK OF THE ANAL FIN

How has your betta fish's behavior changed? SITTING NEAR THE BOTTOM OR ON THE GRAVELS, NOT EATING AS USUAL

When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 DAYS AGO

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? YES, FULL WATER CHANG, ADDED AQUARIUM SALTS (1TBSP) AND REMOVED THE IAL.

Does your fish have any history of being ill? NOT WITH FUNGUS

How old is your fish (approximately)?1.5YRS




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Old 10-22-2010, 10:43 PM   #6 
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Unfortunatly im pretty much a novice with betta care, so i cant really help you out much, but freddy looks almost identical to my female, Anya. Ill see if i can get an okay picture of her.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #7 
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Well bad news.......Freddy was acting fine so i put some IAL tea in with his salts and this morning he looks pretty rough :(

Looks like a couple fins are "comming off?" like they are shiney and look like they are flaking.....also near the orginal cottony spot there are a couple hanging cottony pieces......his fins are starting to clamp up a bit and the top one looks like it has bubbles in the clamps...like bulges. :( I did another water change......with salts......just not sure what to do now. Maybe change the rocks?

Can some one HELP?
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Would it be possible to post a picture at all so we can get a better understanding of the problem? Words can only help until someone deciphers your words wrong.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:49 PM   #9 
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Do a 100% water change and add Jungle Fungus Eliminator. Raise the temperature to 80 degrees. I don't think the IAL has to do with any of this. I would hold back on using salt for now (not with meds).
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Ive never used meds b4......i have a small 1/2 gallon tank but no heater for it.....should i put the meds in his usual tank or move him over? I'll post a pic but its hard to see exactly what im talking about. :(

you cant really tell but some of the white spots hanging like cotton......other ones are like silver scales (looks like they are flaking off?) The grey patch is like a saddle on both sides of his body :( and the buldging fins are really weird
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