What size is your tank? 29 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 f
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? guppies
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? tetramin pellets and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day, bloodworms once a week
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? nutrafin aqua + conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: 7.4 (usual)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins have gone darker blue, but similarity to rot I've experienced only once before with another female. Dorsal fin on one has disintegrated partially, the other two looked fine until I removed them from the tank into untreated water, of a 10 gallon, where they are LINED with the dark blue.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Acting the same as usual. eating fine.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Marge had it before, I treated immediately with kanaplex, it left. It came back about a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? suggested kanaplex and furan-2 mix.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? They came from 0.75 ammonia level cups, used to have rot... they got better, then Marge was the one displaying the odd "clump" of blue about a month ago. It never spread, but I was sure it needed to be treated. Then it was gone, and now it is back and it HAS sprad and it HAS damaged her fins.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 12-13 months...
Guys I've never seen this kind of rot! Sarah had it, with the orange on her fin... Not many people replied to it, so I assumed it a dead end especially when she died, after that orange fin disintegrated. Marge is on the same route - her fin is disintegrating. The others LOOKED fine, until I put them in the 100% clean water of the unfiltered 10 gallon I just filled. They are ALL infected. I'm about to fish out Rose just in case (I cannot find her in the dense 29 gallon), but all the guppies were fine and it appeared before the guppies.
PLEASE any suggestions of what to do!!!
I'm trying to build my sorority and they're dying! I've done the Furan-2 mixed with Kanaplex... It looked to have been going but then the "rot" or whatever it is came back and came with a vengeance.... it's destroyed most of her dorsal fin, and it's LINING the fins of ALL my blues!!!
excuse the cr....terribly pictures, and another note:
the distinct blue rot that was lining my other two females is no longer so viisble... but i can see that it is there - you cannot tell on the pictures it's too faint. but it's there!
PICTURES: 1= Marge 2= Marge and Tina 3= Zebra 4= Tina
Marge has the most damage, Zebra does have the outline (now that the "clump of blue" abnormality is "hiding" there's a smoky ash grey lining rather than the blue!), Tina has large blue clumps not visible to pictures, but the second they were in that new water, they all showed the intensity of this "rot"!