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Old 02-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #11 
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Well, his spine is kind of curved to where he swims weird. He also has never spread out his fins since I have had him. He also has this odd scale thing on his back, like his scales are growing in a different direction.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:11 PM   #12 
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I think it could be either, but the OP was concerned about contagiousness, so I gave another example that is less contagious. To me, it seems like he has most of those symptoms, or symptoms of internal parasites. Some sites specifically say that the symptoms are similar and sometimes it's impossible to tell the difference.

Fish TB can take 6+ months to kill a fish, over which time the fish will lose color and waste away. He has an obvious lesion on his back... and unless the first picture is completely deceiving, it looks like he used to be blue.
He did used to be blue, but I just thought he was changing colours like some Bettas do.
Though an odd thing about it, his eyes used to be red and now they are yellow. Is that anything?
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #13 
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i say, try treating for parasites first. o.0 just to get that out of the way. not sure what to do about Pug, since he seems fine. my mind says, treat him too, just in case. x-X
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Not sure about color change, but...

"Dark coloration and granular appearance of the cornea."
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #15 
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omgg that's so sad.
all i can think of is ... pm OldFishLady
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #16 
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Not sure about color change, but...

"Dark coloration and granular appearance of the cornea."
For TB?
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:15 PM   #17 
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For TB?
Yes. :\

Treating for parasites wouldn't hurt, just in case. It really could be either... or something completely different.

I hope Pug continues to be okay. He must be a strong little guy.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #18 
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when Hyde started going down hill, first thing i did was start him on medicated pellets, in case it was something bacterial. when that failed, i treated him for parasites. again, nothing. i couldnt' think of what it could be, till i posted here. come to find out, a bin i'd housed him in for a bit poisoned him. ;A; he deteriorated, just like your boy, but isn't nearly as skinny. i hope you can find out what's making your boy ill, and hope he gets better. he's a trooper, if he's lasted this long.
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...shouldn't you seperate him for QT? o.o
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #20 
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...shouldn't you seperate him for QT? o.o
Well I thought he was just getting skinny from being old. Like how dogs lose weight with aging. (He has a white chin like older Bettas, and Walmart Bettas tend to be a little older)
I just thought to ask what you all thought.
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