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Old 01-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #1 
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Help! My betta is sick

I have a pink betta named Achilles. And he has a grown on his top fins. Im not sure what to do and I dont want him to die.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum....we need some more info and a pic...compete this and add to your thread....

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

The more info the better....
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #3 
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm so sorry Achilles is sick. I'm somewhat new to the forum myself, but before any of us can help ya it would be great if you could fill out as many as the questions below. Also, pictures would be really helpful.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #4 
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Housing
What size is your tank? Small a cube shaped thing
What temperature is your tank? Room temp
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? Freeze dried blood worms and pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 1 once a week to a week n a half
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Full
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water Conditioner

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not much since I got him he has always had weird fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He does not like other fish or anyone at his take really
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 4 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? NO
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 1/2 yrs
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #5 
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Sorry about the photo being so large :/



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Old 01-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #6 
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-somehow cannot see the photo- well, that sucks -.- I see the X...and not the photo... hmm... Anyways, what do you mean he doesn't like other fish or people? I've had a downright mean betta who always jumped out of the water and snapped at me o.o And bit me. and flares non-stop at me. Or other fish. >< That is pretty normal for some meaner bettas.

However, a growth being on the fin is interesting, however since I cannot see the photo I am useless..
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #7 
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My fishy

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:58 AM   #8 
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very pretty. love the purple :3 :p
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #9 
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That looks a bit like Lymphocystis-but google for pic to be sure...no treatment.

I would increase your water changes to at least twice weekly-1-50% and 1-100% and if the tank is less than 1gal I would make 3 weekly...2-50% and 1-100% to maintain water quality in a unfiltered tank...

Proper temp is really important...you may need to add a heater-but at least get a thermometer to monitor the temp and to monitor the temp of the replacement water for water changes to keep it within a few degrees of new and old water...you want to maintain a somewhat stable temp in the 76-80F range....
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #10 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphocystis it says there really is no treatment, if it so happens to be what OFL said... There is a weekly bacteria treatment apparently, that you could try.
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