What Betta Illnesses Do You "Specialize" In? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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What Betta Illnesses Do You "Specialize" In?

Just curious- I know some of us have continuous fin/eye/parasite problems with our bettas...

For me it's all kinds of parasites... anchor worms, gill mites, you name it, I can treat it. (The majority of the bettas I buy from pet-stores have parasites, so that's how I came to know them.)

So which illness(es) are you most experienced with?

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tail/fin issues. fin rot, tail rot, tail biting, rips, tears, anything to do with fins, i can help you in. i blame my fin ripper, Cup, my tail biter, Dante, and my brother's fin rot case, Archfiend(who's better and is now a fin biter. not just tail, fin. >.>).
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Velvet and ich. I can succesfully spot, medicate, and kill ich or velvet on a 4 day old fry no problem.

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oddly, psychiatric disorders...
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oddly, psychiatric disorders...
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I can cure hunger in Betta. My first one who got sick died, and Biscotti is still sick.

Sooo, I'm the expert of " potentially lethal algae growths" *sighs*

It's really the eyes that get me. They aren't like goldfish or guppies, these guys can speak to you if you are willing to watch them and listen.
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Blindness and SBD mostly, and fin issues.
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I don't know what I know!!! XD

I'm pretty decent at being able to give advise on fin issues, and I have enough knowledge about ich and velvet to know how to treat it. I know a good bit about colomnaris (unforunately), and mysterious illnesses that refuse to be treated... and I know how to humanely euthanize a fish..... but that's not exactly healing... >.> I'm not an expert, but I have enough general knowledge to get by with that stuff.

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