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Old 11-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #11 
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So the raised scales are just in one spot?
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #12 
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Yes. Ok, I've figured it out, but now I have a new problem.

He has finrot. I don't know how he got it, I tested his water and it was 0 ammonia. Maybe my test kit is broken, but I change the water regularly anyway, so I don't see how it could happen. Could anything else cause finrot?

Also, I was considering treating it with aquarium salt, but the problem is his raise scales are actually an injury. I think he just have got danged against an ornament at some point. :/ I am pretty sure salt would really hurt him if he has no scales on a patch of his head. How do I treat the fin rot?
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:21 PM   #13 
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Temperature fluctuations can cause finrot. It happened to one of mine.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:18 AM   #14 
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Really? hmmm.... that might have caused it. :/ But then why aren't the other fish that live with him sick too? (I had to temporarily separate the sorority for him because one of my tanks broke). And how should I treat it???
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:24 AM   #15 
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I had the same situation with mine. One got finrot and the other one didn't. I have no idea why, they were exposed to the same temperatures. Our a/c had gone out and the temperature went up and down a couple of times.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:49 AM   #16 
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HE DIED!!! OMG HE DIED!!



WHAT AM I DOING WRONG????????
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #17 
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Well it could have been an onset of dropsy... if you didn't use a dechlorinator / water conditioner it could have made the problem worse through chlorine poisoning.

Other than that, there was nothing you could really do, especially if he was getting dropsy. You did your best. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #18 
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I don't think it was dropsey. D: He just... stopped breathing. I found him at the bottom yesterday, straining to get to the surface. His gills were flexed, like he couldn't breath. It was really sad. D: I can't believe it, he was my puppy.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #19 
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Alright that definitely sounds like chlorine or nitrate poisoning.

http://nippyfish.blogspot.com/2007/0...poisoning.html

http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm

Definitely use aquarium salt and a water conditioner next time.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #20 
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I don't think so. He is separated by other fish, but the rest are healthy. It's only him. I doubt it had anything to do with his environment.
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