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Housing
What size is your tank? 20 gall
What temperature is your tank? 80 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? 2 coreys, 2 loaches, 4 guppies

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Warblys betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None ( Privet Well)

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Doing tests right now.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7.6
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? 1. red marble VT- her face looks swollen, her eyes are bugged, color is gone. 2. Blue Vt- developing fuzz spots. 3. CT- might just be fat...but not sure.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? 1. Not moveing, clamped slightly. 2. not at all. 3. same as always.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? between 8mnths-1 year.
 

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Pictures?

I do believe you need to be using conditioner to the water unless you are using RO or spring water and you've tested it regardless to be sure. Stress Coat or Prime is good. I see how old they are but how long have you had them?

Can you treat in separate hospital tanks? If not then be aware that treating in that tank could break down the cycle, and it's better to separate at this point anyway. I would get a good antibiotic like Kanaplex or Maracyn Plus. If they can't be found Furan-2 or Maracyn and Maracyn 2 in combo. For the bloat/bulging eyes I'd also add 1/2-1 tsp per gallon epsom salt, predissolved before adding.
 

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i have them each in cups and have Maracyn 1 and 2.

I need to be reminded on the break down of the Maracyns for mixing in a 1 gallon jug.

I will take some pics now
 

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Measure out 10 tablespoons of aquarium water and add a full packet. Take one 1 tablespoon per gallon for treatment. I believe the first day it says double dose so you would take out 2 tablespoons the first day and 1 tablespoon each subsequent day. You need to mix this up fresh daily and not use it over and over again.

I would look into the Kanaplex and Maracyn Plus in case the Maracyns in combo don't work. The fuzziness could be columnaris (pics would help) or some type of fungus and while Maracyn 2 has shown some effectiveness against it some strands are resistant.
 

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Photos are huge. Sorry.

Red Marble- She is fadeing pretty fast...Cant open her mouth.
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CT
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Multi...couldnt get a good shot of it becuse she is faded and the fuzz is clear
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Sorry the red VT isnt quite clear..her eyes are fogged over.

None of the stores here carry the Kanaplex...so the Maracyns are all i have.
 

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I had to put the Red one down. She was flailing and trying to get air, and not being successful.
 

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I do believe you need to be using conditioner to the water unless you are using RO or spring water and you've tested it regardless to be sure. Stress Coat or Prime is good. I see how old they are but how long have you had them?
we have had out water tested, we dont need the conditioner.
Iv had the multi for a almost year, the red for 5 months and the ct for 1 month.
 
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