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Old 03-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #1 
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Please help my sick boy!

My favorite betta is sick, please help me! I'm trying to determine whether the culprit is most likely bacterial, parasitic, or fungal so if I have to resort to meds I choose correctly and don't waste time. And there are a lot of variables to sort thru.

This is a long story, and I can provide details, but the short question is this:
Ragged fins (not cottony, in fact at first I thought he was tail-biting but it's all over now) and 1 cloudy, very slightly swollen eye.

Behavior is normal, eating is normal.

Multiple things (bacteria, fungus, parasite) can cause either one of these symptoms from what I can find... But the 2 together- is it more likely to be one particular organism since they are occuring together?

Im trying to get people's thoughts in case I need to resort to a medication, I need to know which one to target-

Please help!
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #2 
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I have no advise, if this were me I would be posting too. I just wanna say I'm rooting for your guy and praying he recovers. It's hard when it's your favorite :( Good luck!
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #3 
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Thanks! I have 14 bettas but i've never connected to one as much as i've connected to this one- i'm praying water changes do the trick
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:12 AM   #4 
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Can you answer these? http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

I'm not an expert so I can't really diagnose, but make sure he has clean warm water to swim in. Before you try any medication, you should start a salt treatment.
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