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View Poll Results: Fish sick or not
It have fin rot. 8 66.67%
It's just changing it's color 3 25.00%
Something eles 1 8.33%
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:21 PM   #1 
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Question Fish might be sick...

My fish that's red is turning black(Might be black turing to red) is there anything wrong with him.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #2 
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This might help http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=18036
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:24 PM   #3 
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It sort of looks like fin rot. But not going to commit 100% to it.

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Tail rot or fin rot
•Symptoms: Betta’s fins and/or tail seem to be getting shorter and shorter or they seem to be falling apart and dissolving, Black or red along the edge of the betta’s fins/tail, Bloody tips, Behavior may not change
Treatment: Conservative: Treat with Aq.Salt at 1 tsp/gal. Increase water changes to 100% daily. Replace accurate amount of salt following water changes. Add Stress Coat to help repair tissue. If there is little to no improvement within the first 5 days, you can increase the salt dosage gradually to 2tsp/gal but do not continue any salt treatments past 10 days. Medication: If Conservative treatment is ineffective use API Tetracycline, API Fungus Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR API Erythromycin. Also add Stress Coat to help regrowth. Continue until fins/tail stop receding and start showing some new growth.

Advanced Fin and Tail rot
•Symptoms: Fins and or tail start rotting away, usually starting from the edge, but sometimes it starts at the base of the fin (especially dorsal) and attacks the body directly. Diseases progresses rapidly as the tissues are being eaten away. Once fins have been consumed, rot will proceed onto the body. At this stage the disease is hard to reverse although the betta might continue to live for months if treated properly. If not treated, it will die promptly.
•Treatment: If the rot has advanced onto the body, skip conservative treatment. Do 100% daily water changes. Use a combination of Fungus Eliminator and Tetracycline. Continue until fins/tail stop receding and start showing some new growth. It may take up to 4 weeks to work, so don’t give up.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #4 
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It's hard to say though. It could be his coloring, and bettas do change colors from time to time. He is missing some of his fins. Hope someone who knows more about rot comes to help.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #5 
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It looks like fin rot to me =/ Put him in a quarantine container (just makes the water changes easier while he's ill) with dechlorinated water and add 1 tsp per gallon of aquarium salt. Another thing you might want to pick up is Stress Coat +, it's a special water conditoner that promotes fin regrowth. Keep him in there for ten days (no longer than this, as the salt can hurt his kidneys) and change the water everyday. Clean water is the best thing for treatment/prevention of finrot so make sure you keep up with your water changes. Good luck!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #6 
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Don't look like fin rot and the body is cover with black.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:08 PM   #7 
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My tank's a big glass bowl,I feed my fish 3 Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellet every morning and night.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #8 
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What I'm seeing on his anal and caudal fin does look like fin rot. The black, melty looking edges are a tell-tale sign. He also has a large hole in his anal fin, which will require aquarium salt and clean water to keep from getting infected. How often are you changing the water??
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:36 AM   #9 
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There no hole to me and I change the water about 3 time every week.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #10 
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Is this fish sick too?http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=18040
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