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  1. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Ok so the Sketch (the betta) is looking good and spunky, swims around the tank like he owns the place.... however we lost 5 of the 6 shrimp in the tank and 1 of the 5 neon tetras..... I found out that he is not actally bulling them. but when he feels i didn't feed him enough he ate them...
  2. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    so I tested the tank today after a water change and this is what i am coming up with. Ph: 7.6 Ammonia: 0 - .25 No2: .25 - .50 No3: 5 - 10 Any ideas to fix this?
  3. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    also a quick note he has been waiting until his food swells and sinks to the bottom of the tank before eating it but i am guessing to make sure it is soft enough? on another note i just had the 10gals tank water checked and it all came back fine if not prefect. However, the pleco that was in...
  4. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Alright so here is the news everyone is waiting for, hes a little skinny but i seen him eat at least 2 bits of food, and the hole is almost gone, its now a small white spot on his side where it had started from what i can see but he still spends a lot of time in the bottom corner of the tank...
  5. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    ok so i am still trying to get him to eat but he doesn't seem interested in any of the foods i give him, i have flakes, pellets, live, frozen... On a good note he is swimming around a lot now. seems to watch his reflection too a lot, and every morning after waking i give him his meds so it is...
  6. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Yes all tanks including the bowl that i change every time he goes in it stay in the 78F to 80F range. after putting the his meds in the tank with him he swims around for a while. Still cant get him to eat anything though, but the plus atm is he is moving around more. him moving around caused...
  7. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    @Gypsy13 @Goldiemom @Repolie @Iverg1 @CanadianFishFan Update: so sketch was at the top of the tank and swam around a little and then bolted from the top of the tank to the bottom smacking it before swimming back to the top, then swam around a little more before just going back to the normal...
  8. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    it has been staying between 78F and 80F
  9. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Yes i am giving him epsom salt baths though he doesn't seem to like it. he freaks out when put in it
  10. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    @Gypsy13 Yes and i bought a new testing kit to test the water and its comming back at Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Hardness 75 (soft) Alkalinity 120 ph 7.8 and ammonia 0 When i got back home i saw him on his side again floating at the top. still waiting on the and -2 i went a few towns over and they...
  11. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Update: He's not looking good at all. he was on his side a moment ago but he keeps righting himself when something spooks him, like if I put my hand by the tank, and he has been spending more time at the top of the tank while before he was spending more time at the bottom.
  12. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Is Aquarium salt the same? @Princethepurplebetta Also No everything in there is smooth to the touch and the newer decor was not in there untill after i removed him from the 10 gal tank to put him in the 1 gal tank to be treated. This is what the 10gal tank looks like right now. this is what...
  13. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    alright so as an update, because I don't live near any type of pet stores except, Tractor supply and Wal-mart being the closest things so it, and mine doesn't carry anything for fish save for food, decor, tanks, and water conditioners, I had to order it online so i am still waiting on the...
  14. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    This is actually the first time i have ever been on this site, hopping to get information to help my fish get better. its really the first time I have ever had to deal with a problem like this.
  15. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    from what I can tell his eyes seem normal, but the inflammation seems to be fast Spreading and the damage on his side seems to be expanding quickly as well. ok so its been a few hours but its not any better the sore is a quarter of the size of a dime much bigger then it was a few hours ago. I...
  16. The Fish noob

    My Betta Is Injured. Raised Scales, Large Hole In Side Of Body

    Im not sure what is going on but it seems to only get worse, i currently have him in a 1 gallon tank so that he is easier to treat, he was in a 10 gallon tank with no other fish to fight with so i know thats no the problem, I noticed this yesterday before going to bed and im not sure what it is...




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