Our bettas fins are turning to a burned/ash color and we all thought it was fur coat syndrome. After searching the web for the little info we could find we don't think this matches up with fur coat.
A big thing that worries us is our bettas are being kept in good conditions(Except for Fightergirl's who was in bad conditions at the pet store) and based on the description of the disease
shouldn't of been targeted. We're wondering if this is something new, or maybe a different strain of the bacteria that causes fur coat syndrome. And why are they all blue
? It could be a coincidence, but we shouldn't ignore it.
This is some of the info on Fur Coat Syndromehttp://www.firsttankguide.net/furcoat.php
It is generally characterized by discoloration of tissue, particularly the fins, to a dark brown or black and a grey or brown 'fur' or mold over the body, usually starting across the back and at the base of the fins and rapidly spreading to cover most of the body.
It sounds similar, except none of our fish appeared fuzzy at all which makes me wonder if it's a new type of Fur coat Syndrome.
Sapphires started from the edges then moved inward, later it appeared at the base of the anal fin and was moving rapidly downwards while the tips of the anal fin where moving up rapidly.
He's a tail biter and the frayed look is not from the infection.
This is Sakura's fish, it's was attacked from the base of the caudal fin.
This is Fighter Girls
May have had other causes but similar symptoms
If you look closely, the bottom half of his tail was affected, the tail didn't get covered completely though... He didn't have much of it left as you can see. It wasn't fuzzy, it just looked grey, you could see the scales and everything but it looked like tissue was dying. He lost all mobility in the back of his body and he was gone in 12 hours, maybe less.
This is Pitluvs Betta Venom, we aren't sure if he had this infection or chemical burns but I'm posting it anyway since it moved quickly.
This is from a older thread by BettaRed and her fish also seems to show the same symptoms. I can't be sure for this one since the member was short lived and seemed to be treating with marine salt. Could that of burned her betta? http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=57359