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Old 12-15-2011, 08:31 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Fish Having Seizures?

Okay... I just got a new marble betta fish on November 25th. Since last week he has been darting across, up ,down, all over his tank. There is NO fish with him in the tank. Once, I spied on him and he was darting and NO ONE WAS THERE AT ALL. Is this normal or does he have seizures? You see when a betta fish chokes it swims crazily trying to spit it out? Thats what he does BEFORE I feed him and AFTER i feed him....
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #2 
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I would look into parisites. He could be trying to scratch himself.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:57 AM   #3 
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I agree with Paris.
Darting, or "flashing", usually indicates parasites.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:21 PM   #4 
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how do I heal him?
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #5 
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This is from the disease sticky.
I wouldn't start using the Jungle meds until your are sure that it's parasites. Contact Darkmoon or Myates just to be sure. I'd start with the Epsom Salt.

"Internal Parasites
•Symptoms: Betta is losing weight but eating normally and acting lethargic.
He/she might dart or rub against decor.
•Treatment: These can be hard to fight and can get confused with the fatal disease Tuberculosis. Perform daily 100% water changes (if possible, for larger aquariums change 3/4). Make sure you carefully clean the gravel to remove eggs/larva. Aq.Salt does not seem to be affective against internal parasites. I find combining ES with an anti-parasite med is best. Treat with 1-2tsp/gal Epsom Salt combined with either Jungle’s Anti-Parasite Pellets, Jungle’s Parasite Clear Fizz tabs or API General Cure. PP is also effective against internal parasites."
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:01 PM   #6 
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also, when i got him, he has this white thingy sticking out at the back of his body. It sticks out and is bumpy and round. Makes me think of fungus but i dont think fungus is white. Could it be part of the parasites?
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:02 PM   #7 
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If you could get a clear picture, that would help a lot.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:09 PM   #8 
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Okay. I'll do a water change today but I dont have the epsom salt or any of that. I do have the aq salt and tap water conditioner so should i put that? Tomorrow or saturday ill get all the needed supplies. After water change ill take a pic and post it up.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #9 
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AQ salt might actually be making the problem worse. I'd just stick with plain water (only dechlor) until you get the ES.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:50 PM   #10 
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wait, Im new to all these words lol. I just changed the water right now and added tap water conditioner. Should I re-change the water? (I have to do more fish research with all these words...) Ill post a picture in a second.


http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=20459

The other bubble things on his top fin and body is just the new water.The fungy thing i circled is the problem.

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