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Old 01-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #1 
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i need help my little Momo. He sick don't know whats wrong with him he stays all day in the bottom of his tank and it looks like something bit him he is missing a big chunk he only goes up to eat i think its fin rot but i am not sure can someone please tell me what it is before and after pictures
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #2 
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I'm sorry this is late. I can't really tell if it's finrot or not but if you keep him in really clean water his fins should improve.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #3 
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The bottom picture is very worrying. Do you keep him with any other fish?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #4 
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dramaqueen did you see the second photo?

It looks like it's reached body rot at this point! You really need some medication in there asap. Kanamyacin (kanaplex by Seachem) or Maracyns in combo. I suspect you have a water quality problem and body rot like that had to have been going on a long time to reach that point..

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #5 
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Hi Momo and welcome to the forum. I"m really sorry your betta is so sick.

Right now, it looks like your boy has some serious fin rot. First, do a partial water change of 25% right now. Tomorrow, do a 50% change. The day after tomorrow and every day after, do a 100% change. One of your best keys to fighting this fin rot is clean water.

Momo is going to need some medications. Your best bet is Seachem Kanaplex, a broad spectrum antibiotic. You will most likely have to order this online but you can also check any local tropical fish stores near you. If you don't want to wait for this to ship, then go to your nearest Petsmart and get Maracyn I and Maracyn II. You will use both of these to treat your fish.

Once you answer the sticky and I know your tank size, I can help you with dosing.

In the meantime, keep your betta as warm as possible.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #6 
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I guess I overlooked the second photo. lol
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