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Old 09-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #1 
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What is wrong with him?

Right now my betta is in a 1 gallon quarantine tank that I have been changing the water daily and adding epsom salt to. His dorsal fin is very pink/red and he has been placing it out of the water. He has not been moving hardly at all but he continues to eat ok. What is wrong with him? I've never seen this before.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:12 AM   #2 
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Hi there, I'm so sorry your fish is sick!!!! Can you fill out these questions so we can help you more??? Also, what is he in quarantine for?? And if you could take a few pictures, that would really help!!

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 09-13-2011, 11:41 AM   #3 
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I was going to say... Why is he in quarantine? And why the epsom? Best to know what you have before treating :) The pinking fins could be an infection - or just a change of color to show he is sick.

We need more info however to help.
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