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I just added a few tetras to my bettas fish tank yesterday, and this morning I noticed he was acting really sluggish and his mouth had some white stuff on it. So I did some research and think he might have some kind of fungal infection, so I bought some API pima fix from Amazon but it isn’t coming until Monday today is Wednesday) I noticed at the end of the day (about eight hours later) the infection already spread to his eyes and fin, do you think he will survive until Monday when I get the medicine or should I go to the pet store ASAP to buy some??? He’s in a five gallon tank but I moved him to a solitary bucket since it’s all I had and I wanted him separate from the other fish.


6 Bettas, 4 Snails, 2 Shrimp, 2 Mice, 2 Hissing roaches
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I'm sorry to hear that your kiddo isn't doing well.

Would you mind filling out this form for us? It would help us to better assess and give better recommendations on what to do to help him. Thank you! (You can copy and paste!)

How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta?
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?
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