08-09-2009, 02:01 PM
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very sick little boy betta
I have had Louie for about a year. He is in a 2 1/2 gallon tank with a little heater. Water temp 78 degrees, water changed once a week. He is fed only betta balls, since that's all he would ever eat, 3-4 daily. His nitrates, nitritries, and amonia levels are all normal, tested with test strips. I use 1 tsb. table salt and the dechlorinator drops each time I change his tank.
He is now completely vertical and hasn't eaten in 3 days. He can't go below the water, and when he tries, he pops right back up into the vertical position. His fins look opaque, as do his eyes, his head is a little bit out of the water, but he does move from corner to corner occasionally, though he stays completely vertical. He wiggles his little front fins at me still, every time I go to the tank, but I know he is very sick. I have tried Furan, and also Maracyn. I now am using Chephalexan and that's not helping him either! Help, please! Thanks!