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Old 10-21-2011, 02:32 PM   #1 
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Red Streaks? Tailbiting? What's going on?

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What size is your tank? 10 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78*
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 1 (split with one betta)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 % (100% monthly)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress COat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: slightly less than 20
pH: 7.8
Hardness: Hard
Alkalinity: High

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It appears that me may have started biting his tail, but there is red (almost like blood) in sections wear his tail has potentially been bit. Clamped fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? VERY lethargic but stays towards the top of the tank. I've never seen him move so slow.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have him floating in a quarantine bowl in his tank. I put in some Aquarium salt as well as a drop of "Quick Fix" for the fin damage. I'm not sure what else should be done, or what exactly is wrong, thus why I'm posting.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? This is his first illness, and I hope we can pull through it! He is my first home-spawned breeding male and I was planning on starting conditioning today :(
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 6 months

I tried to get some pictures of the redness I was talking about. I'm not sure if this the same red streak disease that I've read is caused by parasites, but I'm treating the tank for parasites right now.

All help is appreciated! Thanks for your time.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:18 PM   #2 
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if i was intelligent i could help you, but im clueless and very sorry... Quickcure is for ick parasites and fin rot, you may wonna try that, if you want to...
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #3 
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I guess that is what i used. I called it Quick fix, but it's quick cure, haha. Thanks though!

And you're not clueless, it just takes more experience to know these things, and neither I nor you have had these experiences yet to know how to deal with them, that's all.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:19 PM   #4 
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LOL, yeah. i hope he gets better...
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #5 
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:) thanks.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #6 
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bump :)

Any ideas? Today, Uno is not resting as vertical as he was yesterday but he was resting towards the bottom of the bowl and did not want to eat. He is still lethargic.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #7 
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Uno died today :( I still would like to figure out what was wrong with him so I can avoid it in the future. If anyone has any ideas I appreciate it.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:43 PM   #8 
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I'm SO sorry :"(
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:02 PM   #9 
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I haven't been able to save any fish so far showing these symptoms, so I was kind of expecting it, but it is still sad.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #10 
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I'm so sorry you lost your fish =( with the red streaks, it looks like he had septicemia, which is an internal bacterial infection.
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