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I am sure that everything happened over night-- I spend most of my work day looking at Cobalt. Plus, he is so dark blue, and the missing scale spot is pinkish white. I have been doing 50% water changes everyday b/c the tank is cycling and the nitrites are high. I am afraid to take out the filter, b/c you have to change the whole thing, and I don't want the cycle to be disturbed, but I also don't want it taking out all of the meds???FLBettaCouple said:Yea, we had the tanks go to 74 one night too when i had the heaters turned to the lowest setting because it had been so warm in the house. Like timesdragonfly said, Cobalt should be ok temp-wise with you slowly bringing it back up. I don't think it caused his fin rot to return.
Could that scale have been missing before and just gone unnoticed until a close inspection today revealed it or did it certainly fall off during the night? I think treating the fin rot should cover keeping that lost scale from being a problem. I read to use Jungle Labs' Ick Guard II to keep lost scales from leading to secondary infections, but I'd think a course of TriSulfa, Maracyn-2 and/or the Maracyn & Maracyn-2 combo or Fungus Clear to treat the fin rot would eliminate the need for that. I'm sorry little Cobalt's finrot is back, but you take great care of your babies and he'll get over it & soon enough be showing fin regrowth.
LOL-- you are probably right. Every time I see one, I want to take it home.FLBettaCouple said:oh.. when you get the meds at lunch, you might want to not go by the Bettas, ok?
yea, 3 is up there.. I'd be adding Amquel+ to bring it down, it really works.. Maybe we can find the cause too, then you can get it stable at a good number.. is the ammonia good & where are the nitrates? any live plants in it? gravel for the substrata? and he's alone in the tank? i'm sorry i don't remember, but how many g is his tank?Genie said:
The plant looks good? No dead or dying parts on it? When did you last clean the gravel? I wonder if this could be a nitrogen cycle thing - did you have an ammonia spike recently in that tank?Genie said: