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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    He's gone but I wasn't sure where to put this.... When I'm ready for a new fish, what decor can I reuse and what should I sanitize/throw away? He had a wooden betta log, a plastic betta hammock, some plastic caves, silk plants, sand, heater, filter and two live plants.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Thanks for all your help throughout this journey. I'm really surprised that he pulled through the first time but I don't think he'll be able to do it again. Would clove oil be the best method for euthanasia?
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    My betta is once again sick. He was doing very well in June and early July. His scales healed up and there was no more bleeding. He even built some bubble nests. The past two weeks, he has been sitting in the same corner breathing heavy(with clamped fins) and at times just lays on his side. He...
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    He actually hasn't bled since I took the video. I feel like he bleeds once every two weeks or so. I'm not sure if it is becoming more or less frequent, but I will start tracking it when it happens. I'm still continuing to do daily water changes for the time being.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Here's a video from April 26 when he started bleeding. He bleeds occasionally and it's always around this same spot. I'll continue doing the daily water changes though.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Thanks for your response. I have stopped all medication but I've still been doing daily water changes. Should I continue doing daily water changes? Sometimes he starts bleeding randomly from swimming or bumping into things, which may be the red that you are seeing. I have uploaded two videos...
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    He's been on ich x for about 2 weeks, but I'm not sure if there is any improvement.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Ok. Thank you so much! I should be getting the ich x this weekend so I'll leave my tank alone for now other than water changes. I'll definitely check out the tank volume calculator.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Thank you! I'll raise the temperature first and try to get some more medicine. Someone else at my local fish store recommended for me to try Ich-X by Hikari after the general cure didn't work. I was wondering if you would also recommend the ich-x?
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    Yeah. I took your advice and changed his water to remineralized RO/DI water as well so that the ph would be closer to 7 for him. Like I said, the only reason I didn't euthanize was because he was still swimming and eating regularly until now.
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    Help! Betta is lethargic and is breathing heavy

    My betta is on his last legs, but I would still like to know if there is a diagnosis for him so I could prevent this from happening to fish I might get in the future. I have tried Kanamycin, Erythromycin, Nitrofurazone, and general cure (Metronidazole and Praziquantel) with little to no...
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    spring break with my betta? help!

    Sorry I just saw this. I left the lid on since there was like a hole on the center of the lid. I hope this might help you on your trip back!
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    spring break with my betta? help!

    Hello fellow college student! For winter break, I just transported my betta in the cup he came in and stuck him in a cup holder. I also put a few drops of stress guard in the cup. My drive is about 3.5-4 hours one way and he did just fine. I'm planning on doing the same thing this break. I'm...
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    Betta fish pineconing and loosing scales

    I'm having the exact same issue with my baby boy. He has a huge patch on his side where the scales are just gone. I made a post about him if you want to see pictures. He started looking bloated today, and I think it might be his organs failing. I've been trying to medicate him with kanaplex...
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    Betta Breathing extra heavy after Jungle fungus cure

    I think it might be dropsy now too. I'm going to do a water change now. I'm using the jungle fungus clear, but it looks like the eliminator is the one with the salt since NaCl is listed in the ingredients of eliminator and not clear. I'll see if I can go out and buy RO/DI water soon so that...
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    Betta Breathing extra heavy after Jungle fungus cure

    It looks like his scales are starting to flake and fall off around the patch. One side of his stomach looks like it bulges out more and the scales on that side of his stomach look like they're about to flake off as well. He still hangs out near the bottom for most of the day, but he'll swim up...
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    Betta Breathing extra heavy after Jungle fungus cure

    The ammonia has risen up to .5 ppm. I keep doing daily 50% water changes, but the ammonia always registers to .5 ppm the next day. I think I'm going to hold off on the medicine and keep doing water changes. Since I feel like medicine isn't working, I might just try to maintain the water quality...
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