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
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2011, 01:25 AM   #21 
ilovemybetta39
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Thank you everyone!
ilovemybetta39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 02:56 AM   #22 
Help BLUE
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Keep us posted, curious to know what happened. I have a sick betta right now too and don't know what's wrong or how else to help. It's upsetting, I know how you feel. I hope your fishy gets better.
Help BLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #23 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Sorry to hear about your friend =(

That is her slime coat. Her body is creating excess coating. They usually over produce it to compensate for whatever it is they had. And when healing/healed they shed it. Also related largely due to poor water quality, or lack of the proper water conditioner which creates toxins such as ammonia and other heavy metals which can remove their coating.

Do a 100% water change and make sure you add in the appropriate water conditioner. At this point I would stay away from Stress Coat.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #24 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Good luck on your betta :) you have some good info on here
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #25 
ilovemybetta39
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Thanks for all the info, now that i think about it, i think its from the ammonia levels. I never tested it or anything, but I had water conditioner that didnt look right and i used that for a week or two becuse i didnt realize it was bad. I switched as soon as i realized though. It made her water very cloudy, and dirty.

If thats what the problem is, will the salt help?
Since i switched conditioner i also added a filter, with she heal on her own or should I do the salt, or another treatment?
ilovemybetta39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 12:52 PM   #26 
Pataflafla
Member
 
Pataflafla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
1 tsp/gal of aquarium salt will not harm her and might actually help her if she's got any ammonia burns and will keep infection at bay while she heals more.

She should be able to heal on her own with good water quality.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #27 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Exactly what pataflafla said :) aquarium salt will really help her, and clean water is best!

I wish ya luck :)
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 11:56 PM   #28 
ilovemybetta39
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Thanks everyone (: I changed 50% of her water today. she sniffed her food, but she didnt eat it. I guess I'll see how it goes for the next couple days! I have a good feeling though!
ilovemybetta39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #29 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
That's very good :)
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #30 
ilovemybetta39
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Francine is improving! She is a little more active. she still sure at the surface though, but she has started to eat again, not a lot but you can tell she is hungry! She also is starting to shed her slime coat! Thanks everyone for all the advice and tips!
ilovemybetta39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diseases

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
Not sure whats wrong... my betta tail ScarletAngel209 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 17 04-12-2011 11:48 AM
Whats wrong w/ my betta? embosu Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 10 01-09-2010 12:54 PM
Whats wrong with this betta? New2Betas Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 12-01-2009 03:04 PM
WHATS WRONG WITH MY BETTA !?!?!?! candyisspiffy87 Betta Fish Care 1 07-11-2008 02:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 AM.


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