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Old 03-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #1 
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Whats wrong with Echo? (56k beware)

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What size is your tank? 6 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
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? Solo

Food

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? HBH Betta Bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice per day 3-4 pellets each per bottle instructions.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? just got the tank a week ago. Prior to that had a 1 gallon bowl and changed every 2 weeks.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Haven't done so far
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra easy balance plus and aqua safe plus

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? haven't tested water. Have an ammonia level indicator and is less than .02ppm

Symptoms and Treatment

How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The scales under his mouth started turning white. They look flaky. His eyes appear bigger. popeye? There's also a little white in his eyes.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Stays by the water heater and scratches his mouth on it.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Approximately a week ago right before I put him in the new tank.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put some aquarium salt in the tank per instructions.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? First time I noticed anything wrong.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for a little over 2 years.

Sorry about the poor quality pictures. My camera broke and I'm using my phone.










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Old 03-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #2 
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I have no idea why i can't put spaces in between each line. I've tried several times..

nevermind got it

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Old 03-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #3 
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Is this a new tank or a used one from prior fish?
What is the hardness of his water: tap water, jug water?
Have you checked nitrite?
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #4 
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its a new tank. used tap water. And I don't have the kits to test nitrite and others.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:39 PM   #5 
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anybody? need better pics? suggestions?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #6 
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Did you cycle the tank before you put him in it?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:47 PM   #7 
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yes i did.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:00 PM   #8 
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Then I can't think of anything, but I am no good at clasifying Medical problems. i hope you find out soon!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:03 PM   #9 
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me too =(
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:13 PM   #10 
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He most likely is suffering from a fungal infection or Ick. Here's a link on how to treat him:
http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm

Good luck!





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