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Old 06-25-2011, 03:33 PM   #1 
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Sorority disaster

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 79-81
Does your tank have a filter? yes internal whisper that is baffled
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? was a single small guppy in there left from cycling the tank,

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra bettas floating mini pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily letting them fast on sunday

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 25% twice weekly. its easier to break up the 50% because of the three other tanks i have...
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?water conditioner, liquid. aquasafe

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
i have not

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? 1 nip of the fin, the previous was destroyed. I took what i "thought" was the aggressive fish out.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? laying on bottom barely any movement. only going up for air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago for the one that died two days ago and yesterday for the one that died last night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea, it was fairly young VT from petco



It is in my sorority. I started out with 5. one was aggressive and was put in my community tank. One died very early on and i thought it was just a weak fish. i have had two VT's die in the passed three days.
Very weak fish, the last one that is left is a Yellow/gold VT who is very young. she has never moved much and she still does not. I do not know what to do :/
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #2 
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How long has the tank been up? I know you said you cycled the tank with a guppy, what were the parameters when you put the girls in once the cycle was complete? Test your parameters now just in case. You might find you're having a nitrite or ammonia spike.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #3 
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the tank has been up for 4 months or so.
I'll have to run to the pet store later tonight or tomorrow to pick up a test kit...
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:49 PM   #4 
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Is the aggressive one you moved healthy?
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:59 PM   #5 
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nope i just checked on her downstairs :/ she's dying if not dead. she's in a breeders net thing that you attach to the side right now.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:19 AM   #6 
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Take her out of the community NOW. They have something contagious, it is most likely in the community tank now... are the community fish doing ok?

What about the guppy?

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Old 06-26-2011, 12:26 AM   #7 
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the guppy seems to be doing fine(their are guppies in the community and a few look the same as the one in the sorority) I don't see any of the guppies having a problem. and the guppy has been in there the entire time.
I hope I don't lose the community too :/
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #8 
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Take a flash light and take a good look at your betta. Do you see anything? Velvet/ Ick? What does/did their poop look like? White or brown? Any white specks? Any visible symptoms?
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:37 AM   #9 
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She's dead and now gone.. RIP... but i did take a look before. There was nothing visible at all... for the poop i cleaned out the 10 gal that the sorority was in and there was no odd looking poop at all.
I'll just keep an eye on the community :/
Thanks for the help though Darkmooon :)
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:39 AM   #10 
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So sorry about your girls :(
Let us know if ANYTHING happens in your community tank, we'll help if we can.
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