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    Very sick Betta. Bacteria? Fungal?

    Hi. He hasn’t eaten in almost 2 weeks. I’ve tried to feed him pellets and frozen brine shrimp but he won’t eat. 😞😢 Should I try epsom salt and if so how often or do I still just wait to see if he gets better or is the a lost cause and I should end his suffering?
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    Very sick Betta. Bacteria? Fungal?

    Here are a few pictures of him. He is not able to “sit” at the bottom of tank like he used to. His nose touches the gravel and the rest floats upward. He only moves when I change the water and it’s spastic swimming, then he sink back down sometimes off balance (lists sideways) before being...
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    Very sick Betta. Bacteria? Fungal?

    I have stopped the medication, am doing the 75% water changes and have added aquarium salt. He is still sitting on the bottom of the tank, and I have noticed that he is pointed face down when he swims away and then rests (from me doing the water changes) or else has a hard time not starting to...
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    Very sick Betta. Bacteria? Fungal?

    Hi. My mistake, the medication is API Jungle Fungus Clear ( Nitrifurazone) and is safe to use with Kanaplex. I was using a teaspoon of aquarium salt in 5 gal. so it was less than a tablespoon. I am thinking about switching him back to the 5 gal tank, at this point nothing is cycled so it...
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    Very sick Betta. Bacteria? Fungal?

    I have a betta that had been in a 5 gal cycled tank his tail fin started to look ragged-aquarium salt and water changes didn’t change his tail condition, he was still eating, swimming. I used Fungus Cure. I had cycled a 10 gal tank over about 1-2 mths. Tested water frequently and did partial...
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    Rescued him in middle ofFeb. Someone put a filthy plastic fish bowl out in the freezing cold! The 1st picture is today, swollen eye and now scales? Missing!! 2nd picture last night bulging Right eye. The other ones are when we first got him. My husband bought Copper Power Green last night...
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    He has a sponge filter so I squeeze it out to clean in the aquarium water when I do water changes. I was changing the water every other day at first- based on API test kit readings for Ammonia/Nitite/Nitrate. Once we got to 0-0-0, 25% water change every 4-5 days.
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    I have another question. My betta is by himself in a 5gal tank. I am planning to treat him in the same tank. Should he moved to a hospital tank? Also, is it possible the Velvet came from my son’s tank? I ask because I am cycling a larger tank for my betta and used the filter sludges from my...
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    It’s a sponge filter, they can either have a tube (connected to air pump) that goes in thru the top (produces big bubbles) or you can modify it to have a small airstone in the center). My betta prefers the small bubbles the air stone produces. It’s an easy modification.
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    No, he has a sponge filter with an air stone inside of it.
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    Thanks for the quick reply. The tank has a dose of Jungle Fungus Clear in it. Is it safe to add another treatment to it or does he need all of his water changes first? I am buying copper treatment, they don’t have any malachite at the store nearest to me.
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    HELP Velvet on my Betta.

    Hello. My poor betta! He is in a 5 gal tank. I use bottled spring water (I have well water). The pH 7.2, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0. He has been in the same tank with same silk plants for about 3 mths. I have worked diligently to cycle his tank- I think I finally achieved bacteria...
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    Purified or distilled water with minerals added

    I have a rescued male betta in a 5 gal tank that is not cycled- his situation was dire so I had no choice but to get him into a tank quickly. I just bought a 10 gal that I want to cycle then transfer him. The well water tap (before water softener) is waay in the back of the basement. The...
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    Purified or distilled water with minerals added

    Hi everyone. I have a well with a whole house water softener. I use jugs of store bought spring water for my 5 gal betta tank. The problem is that the store doesn’t always carry the same brand I use and even with the same brand the pH and hardness can vary. I would like to know if using...
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    Rescued Betta

    I’m not sure what the deal is with well water reading. The water softener and the well pipe? is way back in the creepiest part of the basement - old house >150 yrs old, dirt floor in that part and a bare bulb hanging from ceiling… I sent my husband to get the sample. In the meantime I bought a...
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