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Just lost my DTPK Maui to possibly this mystery disease. Hit fast and almost his entire body is gray except for some bits of his normal royal blue hue. I will note I haven't disposed of his body yet as I don't want to flush him if he did get this.

I only have post death pictures as I didn't realize it had hit until he was gone. He was fine last night.
 

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Just lost my DTPK Maui to possibly this mystery disease. Hit fast and almost his entire body is gray except for some bits of his normal royal blue hue. I will note I haven't disposed of his body yet as I don't want to flush him if he did get this.

I only have post death pictures as I didn't realize it had hit until he was gone. He was fine last night.
Please don't flush fish. If you must dispose of him wrap him in paper towels and a few sandwich bags and throw in the trash....but under no circumstances should you flush fish.
 

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Sewage plans can handle much more than a dead betta. Flush to your heart's content as long as the fish won't clog your pipes. Much, much worse things end up in the sewer than even a betta with graphite.
 

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@ReticentTeacup There's a reason why you aren't supposed to flush fish, dead or alive. Diseases can be carried to native species. So no, do not "flush to your heart's content".
Sewage treatment plants are well equipped to nuke the water of anything harmful. Unless you're dumping chemical waste down your toilet, your city and the plant won't notice a difference. People have been flushing fish who died of illness for decades.

Unfiltered sewage doesn't dump into bodies of water anymore to my knowledge.
 

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Unfortunately I believe Mycobacterium got my guy today :( he was about 1 year old. He was happy and healthy a day and a half ago, then yesteesay I noticed he wouldn't come out to eat. At that point he had some slight discolouration on the tips of his tail fin. By last night the black/grey had spread quite a bit. This was his last night. This morning it appeared about the same but he was even more lethargic. I put him in a container and floated it in his tank to maintain the temp. Within 3 hours he was dead :( when I removed the container there were pieces of his tail all over the base. So sad how quickly this progressed.
I didn't read through all the comments, but did he likely have this for a while and it just surfaced? I did introduce an Ottocinclus about a week and a half ago. Could he have been infected? The Otto isn't showing any signs of illness (nor is my other Otto or my frogs). But I'm concerned as to what I should do now with my ottos and frogs that shared a tank? From what I've read it's very difficult to get rid of the bacteria from the tank so I'm thinking I just won't get another betta, but can it affect other fish?
 

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Oh dear :( this sounds EXACTLY like what lettuce got. Unfortunately I've already buried him...but if you guys are still doing the tests, I'll be sure to let other people know.

@Brunch0munchie: it seems like there is a cure.

Well I think its that and I've lost almost a whole aquarium to it..
Blue and some greens got the necrosis version and few of the others got the normal version or the acute one...

BUT One was saved with the use of 2 things together.. methylene blue and API Furan..

Another one was cured with a self surgery.. He's a big ear male, the necrosis started on his "ears" and he just bit it off after a about 15h suffering.. I was planning to cut the infected parts myself to try and save him but he got it before me :p

Anyway, If anyone has a chance to try the meds I said would be nice.. To know its not a one time deal that I got lucky..

(Whole aquarium = my female community) more then 10 dead, 4 on the way out and 6 almost fully recovered..

I didn't read the whole thread but I saw the word dropsy pop somewhere, One of the girls thats still alive has Dropsy and being treated right now with PP baths and Epsom salt
Hopefully she'll make it.. She a tough one.. My Alpha girl...
In one of the previous replies, OP also said use kanamycin. Kanamycin didn't work for me (did a kanamycin + increased salt dose), but it's worth a shot.

But the disease seems to have a very fast onset and death (<24hrs), so I'm not sure if your fish has this mysterious disease
 

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I do not know if this will help but we have seen this before.

i am new to this site but been in fish and retail and now wholesale. Some of the supply that petsmart and petco and ect get fish from is there own wholesale. They have a buyer get there fish. I would think it if through dolphin international or one of the big trans shippers. The fish are out of aisa and when we saw this is was a shipper from Taiwan and he was well known. The fish I saw were all dead in a few weeks and the rummer was it was hormones in the food for blue and red colors. The red fish did not seem to die but lost a lot of color over the months and the blues seemed to die rather fast. Every breeder in Thailand stopped for a few days and bangkok was full of bettas cheap. But this fish in the picture looks like what we saw a year ago in BKK and the rumor in the breeder circle was hormones were found to be the issue and as the liver shut down the fish died meds did not work. My friend is looking at the same picture and he said yup. Hormone fish. Lets face it color sells and if you pay 3.00 usd at a store then the whole sale paid .30cent or so and the broker charged .20 cent and the breeder got his .15 cent. So if he is producing a solid blue that looks to good to be true ...it is. Buy froma good breeder and know what you have. Any good breeder will back his or her fish ASAP. There name is at stake. If you pay 10.00 for that blue fish and see 300 more baby and adults just like it in the same place then you know what you are getting. 2.00 fish are not good deals and will give you issues. But if I had to bet my 40,000 betta's on what your fish has I would say hormones and the fungus and bacteria all at the same time. If you can get the later under control fast enough the hormones might get out of the system and the kidney might get going again. But it is best to cull any fish that shows this and do a good clean job on your tank. Keep all fish apart for a few days and look for issues. If you do not see anything in a few days you are OK most of the time. Betta are some tough little fish. But some of the aisa stuff is so mass produced that the left over china food might be used. This food is spotty at best and even Thai breeders try to never use it. Nice package and food looks pretty but it is death in a bag. Get your fish and your food from a good breeder. Also both petsmart and petco have a vet on staff? If you see the same issue with the fish in the store as you have, bring them your fish and go to a local breeder and get a new safe betta. Let the vet do their job and keep the fish healthy. But I am just giving what I know.....Use my info as good reading only......
I am new to the betta world, am on my second for my 3 year old boy because his first died overnight for reasons I don’t know. It devastated him and anyone who thinks these little guys don’t grow on you like any other family pet do they are wrong. We had him over 2 months in the 6.5 gallon tank heated, filtered, air stone, and all before he died overnight no signs of anything. I read your comment and you sound very knowledgeable, so any help would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to lose this guy yet either. Thanks in advance
 
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