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Old 06-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #1 
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Whats going on with my Betta?

Housing
What size is your tank? Typical fish bowl
What temperature is your tank? Room Temperature
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? The Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None

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

Ammonia:
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Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a red fuzzy growth thing on the end of his anal fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He started hanging out on the bottom of his bowl
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I don't think so, I only got him a 2 or three weeks ago
How old is your fish (approximately)? not sure...


I noticed earlier today that my Betta fish Damon was hanging out at the bottom of the tank and then I noticed this red fuzzy thing on the end of his anal fin and now I'm pretty worried about him.

He's usually hanging around near the top of the water in his bowl and there's usually bubbles on the surface of the water and he's usually swimming around and having a good time so I don't know whats going on with him now.

Is there something wrong with him and if so what can I do to help him out?
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:06 PM   #2 
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It might be a fungus... I suggest getting him a heater first off... they come in very handy because when dealing with sick fish you need to keep them at an optimal temp usually 80* or so... Can you get any photo's?
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:08 PM   #3 
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what size is the "typical fish bowl"? they come in anything from less than a cup, to three gallons.

also, try bumping up his water changes. if you can, do 100% water changes at least twice a week.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #4 
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I but about 3 or 3 1/2 cups of water in his bowl, roughly, till its a feww inches away from the top of the bowl, does that help at all?

I can try to get photos.
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Ok here's some pictures of Damon....





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Its definitively some kind of fungus not sure what... maybe someone else will know but I would start him on a medication and doing 100% water changes everyday and a heater would help wonders for him.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:43 PM   #7 
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The fuzzy thing on Damon's anal fin came off!! Now the tip of his fin is still a bit pink but he seems to be feeling a bit better. But just in case I'm going to clean out his bowl and go to the pet store tomorrow to see if I can get anything to put in his water, does anyone know what I can get to put into his water?
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