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  1. Betta not getting better - finally think I've correctly diagnosed him with Columnaris but would appreciate input

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, I'm brand new here, I came from fishlore.com which seems to have disappeared overnight, very strange. Anyway - hoping y'all can help me save my beloved betta Simon. Here's the fish disease/emergency form below, but first in a nutshell: I have a 20g divided betta tank, each betta...
  2. Kalipso has Columnaris...I need help walking through this again! :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got my new friend Kalipso less than a week ago. Last night he had discoloration in a saddle form near his dorsal fin. This morning he was on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing hard. I am so sad! I have fought this fight before and I always lose, I need some encouragement to get...
  3. Columnaris? Or Fungus?

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    I haven't had any experience with serious illnesses, and I need some help. Does anyone know what's eating his back?? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79F Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  4. Betta dying of columnaris or fungal infection. Help? :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: 5 gallon cube tank How many gallons is your tank? Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 21C Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None Food: Frozen blood worm, floating...
  5. Emergency- kanaplex, columnaris, dropsy??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a little Betta, Rooster Tooth. He is REALLY sick and I don't know what to do. I adopted him from Petco, he was sickly looking but seemed to bounce right back once I got him home. About a month ago I could have sworn I saw a thin strip of tail floating around in his tank, and I...
  6. Columnaris help!!!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My new salt and peppered cory has columnaris. He has a white fungal growth thing by his gills, which I noticed today. How do I treat it and what do I do with my other fish? He was with a group of seven other corys, four guppies and my betta. I can’t lose my tank. Help me, please! I’ve never un...
  7. How to tell if fin rot is getting better?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! New user, avid lurker. Backstory: I got a betta on an impulse about 3 months ago, because I had one as a kid and I felt like I knew how to take care of it. Then I started doing research about proper care and tried to upgrade him to a larger aquarium that had a built in filter, which I...
  8. Columnaris- HELP!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm about 95% sure Poseidon had columnaris. He has a large ulcer on his side (which I believe was probably how he contracted t as it started out as a mild injury), cottony patches on his dorsal and anal fin, and where it is on his dorsal his fins seem so have been disinigrating. I do NOT want to...
  9. Good Resources for Columnaris and/or Fish TB?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I suspect that my most recent fish death (yesterday) was due to a strain of either columnaris or mycobacteria. I'm leaning more towards columnaris at the moment. Here's the thread I made, in case anyone wants to read it. The only thing of interest not in the thread is that when I scooped him...
  10. Surrounded by Finrot!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently purchased a King from Petco. The next day he was covered with what I found out to be columnaris. I had a hard time treating him, but a week later he pulled through. Now, I got another male (not king) and purchased him knowing he had finrot. The new male seems to be getting better, but...
  11. HELP FAST MOVING Columnaris

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    please HELP FAST MOVING Columnaris hes dying I'M so sorry to start another thread but bash is going down hill so fast and I wanted to make sure I had everything for the night as the pet store closes in 3 hours I have him in his cup as it is so hard for him to reach teh top of the tank and...
  12. Sick betta with mystery disease!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Stats: Single male betta (Julius) living in 3-gallon gravel tank with heater and filter (positioned just out of water to help with oxygen), one live plant, 84F Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: <5ppm So a few weeks ago my betta got what seemed to be ich - a few white spots - but only on his...
  13. Should I euthanize my fish? :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mike Fin lives in a 1-gallon bowl with a silk-and-plastic plant and some rocks, which I rinsed and refilled with dechlorinated tap water about once every three days. I've had him for about 1.5 years; no idea how old he was before that because I got him from a sorority benefit sale. About 10...
  14. I'm not sure what to do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm at a loss of what to do. The photo I posted is of Leonardo when I brought him home in March 2014. He was very sick and underweight, as you can see. He's doing much better now, and shares a nice big divided tank with a halfmoon betta. Leo had this little white dot on his mouth, which...
  15. Possible columnaris? Fungus?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My female betta has this spot and some discolouration on her top right in front of her dorsal fin. I'm also quite sure she didn't have crowntail-like fins on her anal fin. She's a halfmoon. I haven't dealt with columnaris before so I'm not sure if it is columnaris, but from what I've been...
  16. stubborn cotton mouth? maybe?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I feel awful because I have been allllll over this forum with this petsmart rescue hmdt betta named PB, but he's having issues. I have diagnosed him with cotton mouth with the aid of this forum, and I thought his problems were over once I got him on an antibiotic (API Triple Sulfa). Nothing...
  17. Fungus or Columnaris - see my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Can someone please check this pic of my betta fish and recommend how to treat this? I have used Jungle Fungus Clear for five days and I still don't see any progress. Thanks
  18. Beginning Stages of Columnaris

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a Betta from PetsMart that was clamped up and pale in color, I assumed from stress and poor water. Now that I have had him for a week, giving him daily water changes in his heated and filtered tank, priming the water, adding stress coat and feeding him blood worms and pellets, his...
  19. Conservative Columnaris tx & Water Advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon :( What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Nope Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope. I bought one, but didn't know it needed a pump? Is your tank heated? What tank mates does your betta...
  20. Cotton mouth? columnaris? Bleeding and bloated please help.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon QT What temperature is your tank? 78-80 Does your tank have a filter? No 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? None Food What type of food do you feed...
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