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Old 01-02-2011, 01:06 AM   #1 
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I honestly think he wont get better at all...

from depression to fungus to finrot and a mild case of Dropsy...and im close to giving up

Housing
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? airstone
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? frozen bloodworms and pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? dont eat anyway

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? everyday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner, stress coat and aquarium salt

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: .25
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate:0
pH: 7.4
Hardness: 2
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? eyes are cloudy, scales seem to be spiking up, anal fin is not turing black around the edges and looks looks ripped
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a couple of days after the fungus
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? with the stuff for the fungus, stress coat and aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? has now
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months to a year
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:43 AM   #2 
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Poor guy. Just keep him warm and comfortable. Maracyn-Oxy and Ampicillin are the best treatments for bacterial diseases. I think the fungus was really flexibacter...nasty and quick killing but easy to treat.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:04 AM   #3 
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He's getting worse and worse by the hour, I honestly think he's gonna go by morning.

He can't really keep upright, he turning on his side more and more when he's still. His colour has really faded. Is there anyway I can take mercy on him? I know he's suffering :'(
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:19 AM   #4 
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Well..right now, just try to keep him warm and comfortable in clean water...maybe keep his tank dark..

If you think he's truly suffering that much to where he might not make it more than a few more hours and he's in pain...you can euthanize him with clove oil.

I hope he gets better...I'm sure he trusts you with whatever decision you make for him.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #5 
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would espom salt help? when my guy was just laying on his side I did a treatment of 1st/gallon and he was better in 2 days.. but he also didn't have anything like your guy. have you tried putting him in a QT bowl and doing treatments there?
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:43 AM   #6 
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I'd suggest Salting and warming the tank up to 82F...

but... Since you say he's got Dropsy............ I wish I had a clever tid bit to cheer you up. *Hugs*

Except that Dropsy is very contagious... can mean kidney failure... and there isn't much known about it except ... well... just keep him comfy.

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Old 01-02-2011, 11:16 AM   #7 
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Don't euthanize! There is another disease with the exact same symptom's as dropsy. My male had the exact same problems as yours, and now he is happily swimming in his divided tank. He is my most active and healthy boy.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:23 AM   #8 
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I thought Orion was pretty much gone too.. he was lying sideways on the bottom of the tank for a couple days. He's doing a bit better! He'll stay upright now and has had an noticeable increase in strength! Just hang in there, he may still get better.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #9 
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Oh :( At the moment, keep up the good work. If necessary, move him to a more shallow container so he can reach air better. If he's trying to eat and reach air, he's still fighting to live, so don't quite give up on him
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #10 
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well its done, hes not suffering anymore. He went on his own
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