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Old 02-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Goober's sick and I don't know what to do!!!

I bought two of my tanks a new plant each this past week, and so far, I've already lost one fish (my yellow CT Helios...he died sometime overnight) and my marble VT Goober is also sick. I don't know if it's the plants or the snails that came off said plants that are making my fish sick, but I'm thinking that it's the plants (I took some of the snails and put them in Root Beer's tank, with no plant, and so far he's shown no symptoms of being sick like the other two did).

Goober was acting like Helios was (hiding in the ornaments and being listless with clamped fins), and I also noticed that his scales are puffed out from his body and he has a little bit of white fuzzy stuff on him around those scales. I've already taken him out of his tank and put him in a smaller container with fresh water, but what else can I do?

I'll try to get some pics later tonight and post them. Unfortunately, Goober hates the camera, so it might be hard.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:32 PM   #2 
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Did you quarantine and clean the plants?
Also what type of plants?
What are the conditions of the plants?
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #3 
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Here's some pics...
You can see his scales and fins sticking out in these...


And here you can see some of the white fuzzy stuff (not very clearly) down around his gills...

And a few spots further back on his body...
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:01 PM   #4 
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the stuck out scales were probably caused by dropsy. Im sorry to tell you this but if he has dropsy he will die because their is no known cure for dropsy.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:28 PM   #5 
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #6 
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the stuck out scales were probably caused by dropsy. Im sorry to tell you this but if he has dropsy he will die because their is no known cure for dropsy.
Dropsy isn't a disease, but rather a symptom. The raised scales don't necessarily mean he is going to die.
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no dropsy is a disease with no known cure that bettas VERY rarely recover from and it is a disease that affects bettas kidneys which ultimately ends up causing kidney failure thus killing the betta
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No, dropsy is actually a symptom of a disease. For example, coughing is not a disease but it is a symptom of one.
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than what is dropsy a symptom of?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #10 
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Dropsy usually signifies kidney failure. Doesn't mean it is a disease.
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