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  1. CluelessBettaOwner
    12-09-2012 12:22 AM - permalink
    CluelessBettaOwner
    Continuation
    How do I best treat the fin rot or whatever it possibly is? I did about a 40% water change today and I am planning on fully changing it tomorrow. I have a heater and a filter. Temperature is about 25 degrees celcius. 77 f I think.
    He is eating Wardleys essentials betta food, but I can ride to the pet shop and get some hikari gold? I think that's what it's called.
    Thank you so much if you answer. I'm Really worried and thought your advice would probably be the best
  2. CluelessBettaOwner
    12-09-2012 12:21 AM - permalink
    CluelessBettaOwner
    Hi,
    I have two questions for you. I would really appreciate it, if you answered.
    Is this fin rot? My Betta Johnny recently wounded himself in a homemade divider. His wounds are slowly getting better, and he now has the entire 2ft by 1 ft to himself, aside from two albino corydoras.
    Yesterday I noticed that part of his caudal fin, at the end, in the middle, had turned light blue whitish. He has a very dark blue face and dark blue fins spotted with black. He is a veil tail. Also a small part of the top of his dorsal fin did the same.
    Today, these parts of his fins are gone and there are a few tiny patches of it on his caudal fin. It is sorta almost seethrough, only a tiny bit though.
    Apart from this though he is acting normal.
    Continued on in second message.
  3. Little Leaf
    12-08-2012 08:32 AM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    Oh, and also, I did a water change and it was at the same temp as the tank water (and no, I didn't forget conditioner) and I also made a thread called "breathing heavily with no signs of disease!"
  4. Little Leaf
    12-08-2012 08:29 AM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    Hey, OFL. My betta is breathing heavily and lying down (but not tipping) and I checked the temperature was at 79 Fahrenheit and I can't find any visible disease symptoms and sometimes he is gasping with both gills and mouth and nearly refusing to come up for air sometimes... do you know what the problem might be?
  5. LittleBlueFishlets
    12-07-2012 06:20 PM - permalink
    LittleBlueFishlets
    Never mind. He just died.
  6. LittleBlueFishlets
    12-07-2012 06:13 PM - permalink
    LittleBlueFishlets
    Hi OFL. I think my new betta is dying. I posted in the Diseases and Emergencies forum - "Barely Breathing, Looks Paralyzed." (I can't post a link here.) If you have some time, could you please read it and let me know if there's anything I can do? I don't know how to help him, and I don't want to see him suffer. Thank you. Who'd have thought I'd get so attached to a fish in one week.........
  7. AyalaCookiejar
    12-05-2012 12:18 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Thank you! I found a website for the water in my town but it ranges greatly. It says that nitrites and nitrates range between .06 - 7.99 ppm, but I could not find anything about ammonia, unless it happens to have another name I am unaware of.
  8. AyalaCookiejar
    12-04-2012 10:47 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Thank you for your patience with me. I think I may have done something wrong. I just tested the ph, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates for the tap water, treated tap water, and the tank water. All three are now showing .5 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrates and 5 ppm nitrates. The only difference is the untreated tap water is 7.4 Ph and the tank and treated water are 8. I followed all the directions, shook the nitrate bottle #2 til my arm
    hurt and also had my boyfriend do it, haha. I took pictures of all of my results in case I just can't read them. Last time I tested the tap water I thought it was only at .25ppm.. I also did a 50% water change yesterday :/ I am planning on getting Seachem Prime, but I don't know what else to do about the ammonia until my tanks cycle. Neither of my fish are acting strangely, though.
  9. AyalaCookiejar
    12-03-2012 04:28 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Thanks. The instructions on the API liquid test kit are vague. It says to wait at least 5 minutes but doesn't give a timeline. I retested the nitrates, and it looks more yellow than it had when it sat for a day, but still has an orange tint. I know the results aren't always 100% accurate, but it looks to be between 0 and 5ppm. My biggest question was how it would be possible to cycle so quickly. The aquarium, filter, heater, and all decor are brand new.
    I have two five gallon tanks of the exact same kind, and the other tank does not show a reading of 0 ammonia after 5 days like the new one does. Both tanks have the same tap water in them and I use the same water conditioner for both as well.
    I've tested the ammonia and nitrites in the tank for the last four days and both have been at 0 every time.
  10. AyalaCookiejar
    12-03-2012 02:55 PM - permalink
    AyalaCookiejar
    Hi OFL. I have a quick question about cycling. (I copied and pasted from my thread because I am lazy, LOL.) I was in a hurry yesterday when I tested the ammonia, nitrites and nitrates in my new tank and didn't have time to empty the vials, so they've been sitting around for a day or two and the ammonia is still at 0, nitrites 0, and the nitrates vial is now orange (5ppm). Yesterday I was sure the nitrates were at 0. It was yellow. I waited about 5-10 minutes before checking. Did I check it too soon, or will they change colors if they sit for long enough?

    I am confused because I set up this tank last Tuesday and I really don't understand how it could cycle that quickly, or if I just let the vials sit for too long. I tested my tap water for ammonia and compared it to the tank and there is actually more ammonia in the tap water, and I used conditioned tap water to fill the tank.

    Thank you!

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