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Old 03-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #1 
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Finrot or fish fight wounds? (sad pictures) :(

Hey you all. My mom got a fish the other day.She felt bad about how horrible his condition was and wanted to try and help him, or at least make the rest of his life as comfortable as possible.( i told her its not a good idea to give these people money and support their business..yadda yadda..I know her heart was in the right place )
When she came home with this little guy to show me him...all I could do was stare like this:
I had a sad "gut feeling" that he wouldn't make it though the night. In any case, I set up a 1 gallon critter keeper with a little aquarium salt and made sure he was warm. He made it through the night, and day so far...I went to petsmart and got him a 2.5 gallon and I also got him some Erythromycin an have started him on that.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=10850834





I have never seen a fish with a wound like this before, and I am curious what you guys think may have caused it? It it that someone put him in with another fish? Or can fin rot get this bad!?

His fins look pretty bad, but in some areas it looks like there may be a little bit of regrowth, 1-2 cm of white fin. He has a huge wound on his side..and a little bit of his bone is exposed.

I really don't know if he will survive through this, but I am willing to try and make it better if I can. He loves bloodworms, and he is a fast moving little guy when he is feeling up to moving about.





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Old 03-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #2 
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He' moving and he's eating - both good signs, IMO.

I don't really have anything to add but to say good luck with the little guy!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #3 
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It is a good thing he is eating and swimming,
do you know what type of Betta he is?
He's really pretty.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #4 
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I believe he is a veiltail.
He is red with blue/green eyes..my mom named him Emerald.
Today I noticed a little bit of a blue/green shimmer to his color, and I believe he may have had green blue on his fins at one point as well.
I hope he can pull through this! I lowered the water in his tank half way to make it easier for him to go up for air.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #5 
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Seems like you're on the right track. I hope he heals quickly :)

Maybe a little cave or something in the tank for him. A small cup even. Just to off a place to hide :)
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #6 
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Doesn't fin rot usually affect more of the body? Also...are those pine needles in your tank? xD I just noticed them. I was like, "Man, that's a funny looking plant."
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #7 
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Doesn't fin rot usually affect more of the body? Also...are those pine needles in your tank? xD I just noticed them. I was like, "Man, that's a funny looking plant."
It is a cabomba furcata plant, It is actually very soft.
I wouldn't add anything pointy in there with the poor guy.
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ils.php?id=107

I actually took the cabomba out of his tank and just left the wisteria and the sword plant for now because after I lowered the water it was sort of looking too crowded at the top.I have them in a vase near my window for now.
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Seems like you're on the right track. I hope he heals quickly :)

Maybe a little cave or something in the tank for him. A small cup even. Just to off a place to hide :)
Thanks, that is a good idea. I will have to look and see what I can find to put in there as a little cave.
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How about some IAL? Do you have any of that? That might make him feel more comfortable. :)
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How about some IAL? Do you have any of that? That might make him feel more comfortable. :)
Where can I get IAL?
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