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Old 10-30-2011, 12:41 PM   #1 
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Unhappy i meed help.!!

Our betta fish seems to be sick, i have no idea what it can be. He seems to have something eating away his fins! Its a whiteish color and his fins seen thinner and I'm really worried please help.!:'(
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #2 
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Could you post a picture?
He might be a tailbiter but the white doesn't fit into that.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #3 
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It would also help if you could answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

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 10-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #4 
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Could you post a picture? It would help alot.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #5 
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Our betta fish seems to be sick, i have no idea what it can be. He seems to have something eating away his fins! Its a whiteish color and his fins seen thinner and I'm really worried please help.!:'(
Sound like fin rot to me. But we don't know till you fill put the form and maybe post some pics but I am pretty sure that it is fin rot
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #6 
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Is the whitish stuff on his tail kind of fluffy cottony looking? Columnaris often attacks fins. A pic would be most helpful.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:10 AM   #7 
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Thank you for reading my post.. I took some pictures today and I'll upload them later on. But for now I'm going to try my best on describing what's wrong with the fish. He is dark blue and green, but the fins on top of his back are changing color. Its like his color blue is Literally falling off! there is blue all over the tank and that part of his fin is now a skin color, it seems like kind of transparent. His behaviour has changed as well, now he doesn't leave his house, only to get air and eat. I put a mirror in front of him to see his reaction and he just swam away and hid. I don't know if he's eating the same because my sister feeds him, but he eats only one little pelatte at times. I hope this helps and i will try to post the pics!
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:27 AM   #8 
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It sounds like advanced stages of fin rot. We really need to know what kind of set-up you have and how often you do water changes along with the amount. Fin rot is typically caused by poor water quality or fin injury.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:10 PM   #9 
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Oh that makes sense.. i used to change his water like 3-4 times a week but then i wouldnt do it so often because i have college and to much homework and i really don't have time. The fish is in a one gallon tank i use some water conditioner to get rid of the chlorine, i change most of his water but i do put some back like 1/3.. i guess this happend because i stopped changing his water:( like i used to. What can i do to make him better??
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #10 
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In a 1 gallon tank, you just need to change the water twice a week, 1 50% and 1 100%. It sounds like since you got busy, the water quality deteriorated. For now, 1 tsp of aquarium salt per gallon, pre-dissolved. This is important: while he is in the salt, you will need to change 100% of the water every day. It's really important to keep the water super clean until the fins begin to heal over. You'll probably need to do this for 10 days.

One way to make it easier is to get a big 1 gallon jug, like the kind spring water comes in. Fill it with dechlorinated water and add the 1 tsp of salt and set aside for the next water change. Refill this jug after every water change and things will go a little faster.
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