Betta Fin Rot?/dying

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by A new username, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. A new usernameNew MemberMember

    I have had my betta for a bit over a year now I'm a 29 gallon tank stocked with him 3 adult mollies three molly fry and a bunch of mts. It used to swim around the tank constantly then recently it's colored started to fade and it just sat in the floating hornwort and now recently it has been sitting on the gravel with half of its caudal fin just as rays and face in the gravel and it hasn't been eating even when I try to feed him frozen food . The mollies are fine and active.


    Here is a picture of the poor guy

    If you could give me any advice on how to keep him from dying or even some sort of diagnosis it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. ILLBETHEJUDGEValued MemberMember

    He looks in bad shape. What are your water parameters?
    Ammonia, nitrites, water temperature, etc...
    How old is he?
    What do you feed him?
  3. FishWhishesNew MemberMember

    To me that looks like fin rot (that's what my betta looked like when he got it). I treated my betta in a QT with aquarium salt (nothing else, though he only had minor fin rot) when he got this. He was better within a week-2 weeks.
    I followed the instructions on   website to get rid of it. Maybe wait and see what other people have to say before going all out and treating him for fin rot, but if the website seems to describe your fish, I would start thinking about investing in some aquarium salt.
  4. A new usernameNew MemberMember

    I have had the betta for about 1 1/2 years I don't know how old it was when I got him. The water is at 78-80 degrees and I feed him tetra granules and emerald entree at least before he stopped eating. The ammonia is at 0 to .25 ppm, nitrites are at 0 and nitrates are at 5 ppm the ph is 7 I don't know the gh/kh
  5. A new usernameNew MemberMember

    Sadly when I woke up this morning I noticed that my betta was dead so buried him in some daffodils in my back yard
  6. FishWhishesNew MemberMember

    I'm so sorry! :( You have my sympathies.
  7. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Sorry for your loss!:(

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