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Old 07-05-2011, 01:15 PM   #1 
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EMERGENCY! HELP! Parasites?


I am not new to betta fish, but I don't know much about betta fish diseases, except for dropsy, fin rot, and other common stuff. I don't know what is wrong with my blue CT (the one in my avatar) I was going to breed him last night, because he was very healthy looking, etc. before then. But when I looked closely, it looked like his fins did not have fin rot or anything, but were falling apart, literally. So I held from breeding him, and said I would check on him in the morning to see if it had gotten worse. Well, it did. I moved him to a hospital tank, and am adding some aquarium salt, very slowly, to help with his fins, in case it actually IS fin rot. Here's the sticky: PLEASE HELP!






Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon, half filled. Quarentine: 1 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79-80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?OmegaOneBuffet
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, 3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Every 2-4 days, I suck all of the gunk off of the bottom
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 70%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat

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

Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: oppm
pH: 7.6
Hardness: 16
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins appear to be falling apart
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He can't swim as well, because of his fins, and he is less active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have him in a 1 gal quarentine, I'm adding aquarium salt slowly incase it is fin rot
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6 months-1 year


*UPDATE I see small white specks on him, so it is almost DEFINATELY parasites. Does anyone know how to cure them? Thanks!

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Nevermind everyone, I have diagnosed him with Ick. I'm going to head to Petsmart to get some Coppersafe.
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