What's wrong with my Betta?

Discussion in 'Fish Disease' started by Biocube, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    My wife has had her Betta for over a year now. Sadly he isn't looking the best, his eye is bulging, fins slowly going away and has a weird mark on his side.

    Is there anything we can do to help him get better?

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  3. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    A bigger tank.
    Bettas can live quite a long time in a normal sized tank. :D
     
  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Unfortunately that is untrue.Bettas only live 2-3 years on average so it could just be aging.As far as the marks.Are there any other fish/frogs?
     
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  5. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Zero other life in there, all alone. There's a small stone sculpture, but I never see him rub against it.
     
  6. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    hmmmm I thought they could go longer...
    I'm pretty dern sure my mom had a betta for about 5 years once, in like a 3 or 5 gal tank. maybe that is pretty much the max they can go then?

    I like bettas, their coo
     
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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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  9. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Looks like I need to buy fresh water Hanna Checkers ;)
     
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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    What is the Water Hardness levels? Are you using prime?!?!?!?!?! I hope you remember to add De-Chlor or at least set the WC water in the sun for a few days.
     
  11. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Ill look into a larger tank that has some water flow to it as well. The wife is against it but if he can live another year for 25 bucks it's worth it.
     
  12. 2in10

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    Check the pH level, it can drop rapidly in such small tanks unless you are changing the water very often.