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Old 03-10-2011, 05:35 AM   #1 
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Need help ASAP!!!

Ok so my betta is acting normal (and eating normaly), but yesterday night I noticed some scratches from my plastic plants. I know, I know, I shouldn't have plastic plants. I'm getting rid of them. I was going to put him in QT tonight with aqauarium salt. But then this morning when I woke up, part of his tail is looking like it dissolved! I don't think it's fin rot because I only noticed it this morning and his tail isn't turning white, the last few milimeters of it look like they totally dissolved leaving little white strands where his tail should he held together! I am totally freeaking out! I have only had him a little over a week! Ahhhh! Sorry that I don't have any pics, I will take some tonight, right now I can't. Here is some additional info.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 70, I know thats low but my other fish don't need a temp. as high as my betta so I put it in the middle.
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated?yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 pineapple swords

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqueon betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? new tank, having water tested weekly.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? All purpose water conditioner, Bio support

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I get my water tested at the fish store, but they don't tell you the levels. Sorry.
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White stands coming out of tail fin wwhere his tail has "dissappeared".
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't changed at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms?Last night and this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet, QT with aquarium salt and stress coat tonight. I really don't have time at all right now.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, just got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him a little over a week ago....so I'm not sure.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:32 AM   #2 
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Sounds more like his tail got eaten.....I would move him to Qt and start daily water changes with aquarium salt 1tsp/gal and then move him to his own tank all together so you can meet his needs after the 10 day treatment.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #3 
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Yes, that is what happened, I watched him swim around for a few minutes and saw the swords nip at him. What do I do after treatment? Put him back or no?
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #4 
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He needs his own home so you can keep him safe and meet his water temp needs...but in all honesty....your swordtails are going to need a bigger tank than 10gal anyway...so maybe move them to a proper size tank and put him back in the 10gal with a nice calm school of tetras or something....
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #5 
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^ I agree with what OFL said. I really wouldnt put him back in the tank with the swordtails.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:59 PM   #6 
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Are you kidding? Really? Stupid petstore people. Well I have a 1-2 gallon critter keeper. Would he freak out if I down-sized him? Ohh I am sooo mad at the people at my LFS!!! The swordtails seem fine though and there is no where to put them.....
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #7 
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Don't listen to pet store people, they usually have no idea. Always do your own research. Also bettas MUST have temps in the 76-82 range.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:23 AM   #8 
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Ok so would it be okay to keep him in my critter keeper?
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #9 
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Yes if it is at least one gallon and can be heated to at least 76 degrees.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #10 
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Ok thanks! I went out and bought some river rocks and a terra cotta pot for it. I want a more natural look for the tank. Thanks for all the help.
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