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Old 04-01-2011, 12:05 AM   #1 
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crazy disease outta no where

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal divided
What temperature is your tank? 82*
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? crown tail male

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta pellets/blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? every day but sunday

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra aqua safe

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? havent tested yet

Ammonia:
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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, moves in bursts, not eating
When did you start noticing the symptoms? two days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no

I have no idea what is going on. just two days ago he started acting a bit strange, like tucking himself in the roots of his lily plant. now today he is barely moving at all. his fins are super clamped and he can barely manage to keep off the bottom of the tank at all. his body is very rigged and seems to have trouble swimming. he just refused food when i tried feeding him. im going to take him up to my room and set him up in a fresh 5g heated with a lower water level so he can breath easier. Should i try aquarium salt? i have no idea what is going one with him this started out of no where for no apparent reason. furthermore, his tank mate is now starting to act a bit goofy. any ideas?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:09 AM   #2 
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first cup him and float him in the tank quarantine him from the water so the other fish has a chance, if the other fish is begining same symptoms cup him aswell, this will help treating them and if they begin struggling to swim they dont have to swim as far to breathe.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:45 AM   #3 
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conditions have worsened already, he is in the hospital tank right now, and cant even keep himself straight up and down. he also has some patches around the rear of his body that look like internal bleeding. im thinking organ failure but i dont even know how or why this would happen all of the sudden. currently in a 5g tank filled with about half a gallon of water treated, heated to 82* with 1/2 tsp of aquarium salt dissolved into it

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #4 
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Crackhead passed away sometime late last night. what sort of treatment should I do for the othe fish who is exhibiting the same early symptoms?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #5 
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I'm so sorry you lost Crackhead. I hope the other one gets better.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:31 AM   #6 
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Red splotches on their bottom is sometimes some kind of bacterial infection. If your other fish is showing signs, you can use a combo of maracyn 1 and maracyn 2 to treat him. Take the carbon out of your filter when you do so.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #7 
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It looks like his body has bruises on it, all over
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #8 
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well its day 2 now with the other sick on. currently in a 5g tank heated to 82* with 2 gallons of water. dosing aq salt 1 tsp/gal with daily 100% changes. he has perked up alot and is violently attacking the bloodworms im feeding him, though his fins are still clamped, and he is far less active then normal. at least he isnt just lying on the bottom of the tank. ill keep everyone posted.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #9 
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I'm sorry you lost Crackhead. I'm glad your other fish is doing well, though.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #10 
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Hippie has unclamped his fins finally. im going to complete the 10 days of salt 10 days off treatment and im pretty sure he will be ok
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