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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #21 
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Sounds good. Red tips can also be a sign of high nitrites/ammonia/nitrates so make sure you keep up on daily water changes and etc... Good luck!

Oh no! Marbles can be so frustrating!
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #22 
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I posted in the AB thread....I've noticed that when I use stress coat...my bettas shed their slime coat. Also, I have a pet smart betta that sheds his like crazy because he had a wicked case of fin rot. Its all gone but he is still shedding (so maybe I just can't see it).

I would get a heater for his tank.... I'm totally not convinced its parasites. He may just be stressed and treating him unnecessarily could possibly make it worse. My nine bettas guy perked right up with some heat and filtered water...but he never did shed his slime coat (that was my purple guy).
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:17 PM   #23 
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I think it could be parasites, because of him not having any poo and being skinny... those are signs of wasting disease. Also he was very lethargic/draggy at first. Anyway, here's pics of his pink fins if this helps anybody to diagnose him.

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #24 
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Also his water parameters are all good. I am keeping up with water changes.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #25 
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hmm... well then, the redness could just be stress or "failure to adjust" to the your water. If it doesn't go away soon let us know...

Have you started treating him for internal parasites? That would be a good plan.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #26 
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he's started on the API general cure.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #27 
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Eeeeeeeek! That looks more like a wound on his body...Good luck.... That really sucks. :(
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #28 
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Your right, I didn't see that before. It looks like the area around his gills is irritated. It looks bruised. Continue the General Cure, but you might want to throw in some Stress Coat or Kordon's Fish Protector (specifically for bruises/irritated skin)...

If he doesn't start passing normal stool after the General Cure treatment, switch to an oral medicine.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:48 PM   #29 
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he's got stress coat and the general cure. I guess I will just have to wait and see... *sigh*! fish.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #30 
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He's amazing! I've never seen a betta like that. I hope he stays that way but they do have a way of changing colors on us, the little buggers.
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