Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2011, 02:11 AM   #21 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitluvs View Post
I tear up thinking about it/him... I just don't want something like this to happen to another owner :(
Really, the feeling is the worst, you feel so helpless.. I felt like I had failed the poor guy.. His one chance to life was gone.. All you can do is watch it get worse and your only consolation is that it doesn't last long. :(
fightergirl2710 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 02:14 AM   #22 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by fightergirl2710 View Post
Really, the feeling is the worst, you feel so helpless.. I felt like I had failed the poor guy.. His one chance to life was gone.. All you can do is watch it get worse and your only consolation is that it doesn't last long. :(
Yeah, poor Venom only lasted about 15h after I saw the first sign. And you can't do anything! That's the hard part. I can try and fail, at least I had a chance and blew up. But to have no option to help them, really hurts.

I hope something can be figured out, there has to be a connection.
Pitluvs is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #23 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
RE: Fur coat syndrome....anybody have the name of the pathogen that cause it.....I can't find any Real information on it other than what looks like a scare tactic by a couple of people on the internet...
Oldfishlady is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #24 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
No one has the name of the actual pathogen but a member by the name of Silverfang spoke to a friend in the science/medical field who suggested it may be a gram-positive bacteria similar to other flesh-eating bacterias. If it's a scare tactic and fur coat syndrome doesn't exist, what are we seeing happening with these bettas? Any ideas? It's frightening how fast whatever this is spreads . . .
Sakura8 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 10:29 AM   #25 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
It could be a fluke maybe, that whatever this is, is eerily similar to fur coat? Because there are some discrepancies.. Like the cold water or the moldy appearance..
Do you think it might be some kind of fungus? Fungi move fast...
fightergirl2710 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 10:36 AM   #26 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
I'm open to any ideas at this point. I really don't think it can be a fast-moving fin rot though because with the exception of your poor guy, none of the others had any fin damage that I recall. I dunno, usually fin rot moves nice and slow which is why it's easy to catch and treat successfully . . . And none of the fins ever fell off like with fin rot that I remember, just turned that graphite black color.
Sakura8 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #27 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
Yeah, it looked like the tissue was necrotic..
fightergirl2710 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 11:32 AM   #28 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
But it's almost like the fish didn't live long enough for the necrotic tissue to fall off like it does with fin rot. Now I wish I'd actually studied my biology instead of cramming my way through . . .
Sakura8 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 11:37 AM   #29 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
I guess it didn't have time to fall off because it moves so fast.. -__-
fightergirl2710 is offline  
Old 08-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #30 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Look at this...I wish it had pic......Iridovirus...it is Gouramis but other species have been infected too....just a thought.......we need a place to send a body of an infected fish......
http://www.aces.edu/dept/fisheries/e...20gouramis.pdf
Oldfishlady is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've been killing my fish and didn't know until now... Christine12 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 12 01-21-2009 12:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.