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Old 01-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #1 
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Ich, fungus, tailrot? What is it?

Long story short, Cleos 2 gallon home accidentally got knocked over a little over a week ago. I found him quickly, picked him up and put him into a small dish with fresh water until I could get to the store to get him a new home after cleaning up the mess. That night I set up a 5 gallon tank for him with clean water, let it run for 24 hours to make sure the temperature was the same and the filter was working. The next day I added him to his tank, he seemed ok minus the tears to his pelvic fins, so I added Ĺ tsp aquarium salt to help him heal.(Iíll post some photos of his fins)
Ever since he has been in his 5 gallon he has been acting a little un active, the first 3 days he wouldnít eat anything, now I finally got him eating again, but he still looks a little pale ,his fins arenít spread out as much as usual and I have noticed he has little lumps on his pectoral fins and Iím not sure if It is some sort of fungus or growth or bacteria or ick or tailrot ? Now, I canít be 100% positive that the lumps werenít there before I put him in his 5 gallon because his 2 gallon didnít have the best lighting, but Iím almost positive I would have noticed because I did frequent water changes in his 2 gallon. So far In his 5 gallon I have been doing 50% water changes daily and adding Ĺ tsp aquarium salt to help heal his fins.

Should I try adding some bettafix to his tank along with the 50% water changes daily to see if that helps? At this point Iím not sure what to try because i'm not exactly sure what is going on with him.

Any advice is appreciated.

What size is your tank?5g
What temperature is your tank?it stays within 76-77
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?not yet
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta pellets, don't know the brand right off the top of my head.
How often do you feed your betta fish?I usually feed him 1 pellet at a time several times a day, he usually eats about 4-6

How often do you perform a water change? I have been doing 50% daily because he has been acting a little ill.
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?I was using aquasafe because it is what my tank came with but I ran out earlier today,I now have stress coat with water conditioner.

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

dont know

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? pale, has little lumps on fins, and I think it looks like his one fin may be shrinking, but it is hard t oget a good look to be sure because he has been keeping them kind of clamped a little.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not as active as usual.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?When i put him into his 5 gallon tank.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? just aquarium salt, not sure if i should add bettafix.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have had him for 8 months, but he was fully grown when I got him, so i'm not sure.

the little bumps on his fins can be seen in this photo.

Does the spot between his pelvic fin and his other fin look to be fin rot? It kind of looks like thereís a piece missing there?
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