Emaciated & Rotting Away - Page 3 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree43Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbo View Post
Oh wow! He looks like a totally different fish and is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how those fins fill in.
Right!? He looks so different! And me too! Definitely excited to see how his fins fill in. Thanks so much!

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 07:37 AM
Member
 
Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 542
Aquarium
a white betta with purple fins? I would've snatched him up for sure
Bettaloveee likes this.
Falcon is offline  
post #23 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
Update!

Sirius has been doing great! I gotta admit, I was pretty nervous about him this morning. He was swimming in a shaking motion & breathing really hard. I was really nervous to leave him to go to work, but came home this evening to see him swimming around like a happy little clam! Annnd super hungry at that!

Speaking of "hungry", I decided to up his food to 3 pellets 3x a day. The others get 2 pellets 3x a day, but Sirius needs to put on weight. I said in the last update he was gaining weight, and he has since I've had him, but not a whole lot. It's worrying me, because he's so weak. But overall I was really freaked out about his shaking this morning.

Good thing is, is that he does poop a lot! But I think he tries to eat it? Because it will be in clumps(like normal) but the in little tiny pieces, like he's eaten it and spitten it out. Is he just hungry? He get's a ton of food, so I don't understand if him eating his poop(if that's why the poop is in pieces) is because of hunger. But, he's pooping. Which is a plus! He's still just really skinny. Hopefully he gains weight a bit faster with me giving him more pellets, and of course, being careful not to cause any bloat.

I changed his hospital tank again this evening and dosed with more AQ salt. I'm not seeing any results. Maybe because it's only been a few days? Is that normal? When should his fins start growing back? Gaah. Maybe I'm just overthinking. As always. I also want to apologize for the photos being crap quality. They're not being taken on my camera, but my phone. I will be using my camera again soon, and better photos will be here soon! But this is all for the update. Thank you guys for reading! The support for Sirius is wonderful from everyone. Truly gives me a big smile! Thanks again guys! Enjoy the photos! :)

IMG_0090.jpg IMG_0092.jpg

IMG_0091.jpg IMG_0093.jpg

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
 
post #24 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 09:29 AM
Member
 
DangerousAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,023
Aquarium
Awww he looks so good already! You're doing such a good job with him! Keep feeding him, and maybe incorporate some frozen Bloodworms, and Brine Shrimp, that should help him gain weight too. As for him trying to eat his poo, he could not be used to having such good conditions and the pieces remind him of food, so he tries to eat it, I have boys that do that sometimes XD I think it's a Betta thing! The shape of it could just be the way he poops, wait until he get's completely well, and it may solidify. My new boys' did, he was a 'piece pooper' for about a week after I got him, and it became more solid later on.


My Current Boys: Ike, Ra, Ralphie
In Loving Memory Of: Dangerous (my baby), Chili, Oscar, Eclipse, Kip, Storm, Chloe, Snowy, Onyx, Speckles, Jasper, Oliver, Buttons, Stella, Xena, Zanzibar, Kai, Loki, Merlin, Jedi, Mullen Topaz, Ollie, Amethyst, Jericho, Igneel, Lil' Specks, Prince Onyx II, Caspian, Louie, Napoleon, Jinx, Jeremiah, Kronos, Nash,
Tadashi, Nova
DangerousAngel is offline  
post #25 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerousAngel View Post
Awww he looks so good already! You're doing such a good job with him! Keep feeding him, and maybe incorporate some frozen Bloodworms, and Brine Shrimp, that should help him gain weight too. As for him trying to eat his poo, he could not be used to having such good conditions and the pieces remind him of food, so he tries to eat it, I have boys that do that sometimes XD I think it's a Betta thing! The shape of it could just be the way he poops, wait until he get's completely well, and it may solidify. My new boys' did, he was a 'piece pooper' for about a week after I got him, and it became more solid later on.
Thank you, Dangerous! He's such a picky eater at times! It's like trying to get a 3 year old to eat, lol. He spits out his bloodworms, but I haven't tried any brine shrimp. That will probably help lots! I was thinking him not being used to good conditions could be a reason why, but wasn't sure. It makes me so sad that some store bettas in that don't get fed try and eat their poop. It's heartbreaking! Well, it's only been a few days, so maybe he just needs more time to adjust. Thanks again! :)

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
post #26 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Member
 
Phoenix777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 348
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bettaloveee View Post
Update for you all! Sirius is doing fantastic! Still eating good & coloring up wonderfully. Day 2 of AQ salt treatment! I think I'm seeing some improvements here and there. Also, he's gaining weight! Eating like a champ! Except he hates bloodworms. What betta hates bloodworms!? Oh Sirius!

Also, since I started my job, I'll be getting paid, which means when I get my first paycheck (depending on how much) I can get a big tank and some dividers for the bettas! Which will also give sweet Sirius here a bigger home! But this cutie still has lots of healing to do. I am really excited to see what his fins look like once he's all healed up. Not to mention when he grows up! He's so young. I can't imagine how big & beautiful he will be once he's healed and grown! Well, more beautiful than he is now. ;)
He's no longer shy! Doesn't mind swimming up to the tank and dancing for food. Which is fantastic, because I sure love a happy confident betta!

Oh maaaan the Petsmart next to my work just got their new ship ment of bettas, and they have this adult veiltail, pure white body with purple fins fading into red. Truly beautiful! But he'll get snatched up quick. They also had a feisty crowntail that wanted to annihilate everything in site, lol. But can't get anymore until I get them in bigger proper tanks!

I'm also having trouble looking for a light source for Sirius. He's in my bookcase, which is big, but I have one of the light switch sticker things over his tank, and it's burning out. Sooooo gonna have to find the other one! But thanks for reading guys. It's lovely to see the support. Also, I will be updating Sushi's journal very soon for anyone who follow and was wondering about an update. Enjoy the photos! (Sorry if they're sideways, will change soon! And sorry for crap quality, will change soon as well!)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbo View Post
Oh wow! He looks like a totally different fish and is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how those fins fill in.
Yeah, this is not the same fish. @Bettaloveee cheated and went out and bought a new fish to fool us. Sirius is making an amazing recovery! Wow...
Bettaloveee likes this.
Phoenix777 is offline  
post #27 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
Update timmme! Sorry for not posting, I've been a bit busy!

Sirius is doing amazing! His fin rot is still pretty bad, I was looking back at his photo from when I first got him and currently, some parts of his fins he had when I got him are gone. Maybe the water just needs to be kept cleaner, but it's so hard when he poops he would try to eat it and spit it out, turning it into tiny pieces everywhere, grrr! I think he's out of the habit now, hasn't done it in a few days!

His personality is really showing! He gets so excited when it's meal time. I had to change his meal times, because he got really bloated a few days ago, so I didn't feed him dinner and the next morning, the bloat had gone down and has stayed down since! And I did look at him from up top, and he's definitely gaining weight! Which makes me extremely happy and relieved, because I was seriously stressing over that. But he's gaining some weight, woo hoo!

I know I've said this a lot, but I just cannot get over his coloration! He's such a deep red in person(pictures don't do justice on my iphone!) and has lots of blues, golds, & greens! It's so sad, people tend to go for the prettier bettas, as did I before, but it made me realize, the one is awful conditions, fin rot, swim bladder, ect. are the most stunning bettas when they show their true colors. I mean, Sirius wasn't great looking when I got him, color wise & disease wise. I would've never guessed his colors would be this vibrant when I got him in a tank. I get my first paycheck soon. Not sure exactly how much, but I just really cannot wait to get the bettas a better setup! Especially Sirius, he deserves it! Oh Sirius, just wait buddy! You're going to have a heater, a nice filter, some awesome decor! You will love it!

Thanks for reading! Also, I just want to apologize again for the photos being sideways and not great quality! They're being taken on my phone instead of camera right now! They'll get better. But for now, enjoy sweet Sirius!

IMG_0098.jpg IMG_0104.jpg

IMG_0101.jpg IMG_0106.jpg

IMG_0102.jpg IMG_0107.jpg
feistygirl and Vegas like this.

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
post #28 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
@Phoenix777 Darn it, caught me.. LOL.

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
post #29 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 07:16 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Rainbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 2,546
Aww he's looking so good!

Since the fin rot has not stopped progressing I'd get a proper medicine for him before it progresses any further. https://www.chewy.com/api-tc-powder/...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds
Rainbo is offline  
post #30 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bettaloveee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: with Sushi
Posts: 615
Aquarium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainbo View Post
Aww he's looking so good!

Since the fin rot has not stopped progressing I'd get a proper medicine for him before it progresses any further. https://www.chewy.com/api-tc-powder/...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds
Thank you! Yes, he's quite the handsome fella. :)

Thank you for the link! I get a paycheck soon, and will pick some of that up. I really want this boy's fins to heal up!
Rainbo likes this.

Proud owner of 7 Precious Bettas:
Urania, Lux, Petra, Perseus, Sirius, Comet, Tabasco
Forever In My Heart:
Sushi(My Angel), Tutankhamun, Jose

Bettaloveee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome