Betta doesn't swim as much, won't eat, and i think he has white under his chin

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by animalsareawesome, Jul 30, 2015.

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    animalsareawesome New Member Member

    HI guys,

    So my betta, who i have had for about 6 months now, won't eat his food. He is also a little lethargic and i think he has some white under his chin. I just did a full water change (as he lives in a bowl; I am cycling his new aquarium now). I tried giving him some peas because I thought he looked a little constipated but he won't eat them. This betta is normally pretty active and always comes up when i want to feed him, but today he did not do that. I was thinking maybe a salt bath would do him good? He honestly looks like he is going to die soon, because his chin and a bit of his mouth are a little white now. The base of his fins (where they connect to his body) are also white and i don't know if they have been like that before but I'm guessing not. I cannot take any good pictures so i am very sorry. Any help is extremely appreciated!
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    Et tu Valued Member Member

    I am going to jump straight to the new tank that is cycling, be sure to not x contaminate it with anything you use in the betta's current home.
    As for the betta I don't want to be the bearer of doom, try to google pics of columnaris and see if that is what your dealing with.
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    animalsareawesome New Member Member

    hi thank you so much for responding!!!

    i looked up columnaris (very freaky) and I'm not sure if its that because i think i might have been over exaggerating the whiteness of his chin. Unfortunately my betta died right before i was going to give him a salt bath...:(. thank you for the help though!
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    Et tu Valued Member Member

    So sorry, he had a wonderful life while in your care.
  5. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

  6. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I'm sorry for your loss :(

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    animalsareawesome New Member Member

    thank you so much everyone for your kind words and sympathy!! <3
  8. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Aww. :;hug2 We're here for you. :)
  9. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Sorry for your loss. :(

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