10 Gallon Tank Betta head down tail up

chloebjk

SOMEONE HELP I LOVE MY BETTA!!!

okay so this is literally going to be so long because it's such a long story but you should know hes 3 years old and has fun rot. when i first got him, i had him in a 1 gallon tank with nothing in it but gravel and a fake plant. he lived in that for one year before i got him a 3 gallon with a heater and a filter. he lived in that for a year where he got fin rot that just never went away no matter how many water changes i did. last week i put him in a 10 gallon tank. i put some aquarium salt in there to maybe help with his fin rot and after day one he actually looked better. i wanted other fish so i got 3 albino cory catfish. he ended up attacking and killing one of them but he didn't mean to as it was in his coconut (which he practically lives in). i got 2 more catfish and one died unexpectedly (so now i had 3). the betta did bite another catfish (which i'm not too worried about this fish she seems fine) so i got a tank divider and divided the tank (about 3-6 betta to catfish).

i woke up today and saw my bettas fin rot absolutely horrible and him head down tail up.

oh yeah and i forgot to mention this but he's been refusing to eat ever since getting the catfish

please somebody help me i can't have him die i literally love him
 

Rose of Sharon

Hi, and welcome to Fishlore!

So sorry that your betta is not doing well!

Is the 10 gallon tank cycled? Do you have a way to check your water parameters (water test kit)?

I think that at this point, if you still have the 3 gallon, I would put him back in it, and start dosing with aquarium salt (use the 3 gallon like a hospital tank). Since his fin rot is advanced, I would also get some type of antibiotic, like kanaplex, to start treating him (if not kanaplex, get a med that treats gram negative bacteria).

I would do 40% water changes every 3 days (if you get the kanaplex), or every 2 days until you can get some antibiotic meds. Also, if you aren't using a water conditioner, might I suggest that you get some Prime by Seachem. It is also important to keep his water at least at 78 to 80 degrees, so a heater may be necessary if you don't already have one.

I hope this helps!!!
 
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chloebjk

Hi, and welcome to Fishlore!

So sorry that your betta is not doing well!

Is the 10 gallon tank cycled? Do you have a way to check your water parameters (water test kit)?

I think that at this point, if you still have the 3 gallon, I would put him back in it, and start dosing with aquarium salt (use the 3 gallon like a hospital tank). Since his fin rot is advanced, I would also get some type of antibiotic, like kanaplex, to start treating him (if not kanaplex, get a med that treats gram negative bacteria).

I would do 40% water changes every 3 days (if you get the kanaplex), or every 2 days until you can get some antibiotic meds. Also, if you aren't using a water conditioner, might I suggest that you get some Prime by Seachem. It is also important to keep his water at least at 78 to 80 degrees, so a heater may be necessary if you don't already have one.

I hope this helps!!!
it is cycled, and i do test the water every time i clean the tank. i would use the 3 gallon but the reason i had to get a new tank was because i cracked at the top and i didn't want it to shatter while he was in there so my only other gallon is a 1 gallon. i use water conditioner and a heater

also, is kanaplex safe to use if i have healthy catfish in the tank?
 
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Rose of Sharon

it is cycled, and i do test the water every time i clean the tank. i would use the 3 gallon but the reason i had to get a new tank was because i cracked at the top and i didn't want it to shatter while he was in there so my only other gallon is a 1 gallon. i use water conditioner and a heater

also, is kanaplex safe to use if i have healthy catfish in the tank?
I would not medicate him in the 10 gallon. Do you have anything else that you can use as a hospital tank? Even a plastic tote would work. I use a large cookie jar as a hospital tank when I need it.

Since his case is so advanced, I would get aggressive with the treatment, and corys can be very sensitive. I wouldn't want them to be harmed while trying to help your betta.
 
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chloebjk

I would not medicate him in the 10 gallon. Do you have anything else that you can use as a hospital tank? Even a plastic tote would work. I use a large cookie jar as a hospital tank when I need it.

Since his case is so advanced, I would get aggressive with the treatment, and corys can be very sensitive. I wouldn't want them to be harmed while trying to help your betta.
okay i have some plastic totes laying around i'll clean one and use it
 
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chloebjk

I would not medicate him in the 10 gallon. Do you have anything else that you can use as a hospital tank? Even a plastic tote would work. I use a large cookie jar as a hospital tank when I need it.

Since his case is so advanced, I would get aggressive with the treatment, and corys can be very sensitive. I wouldn't want them to be harmed while trying to help your betta.
well he died so i didn't have enough time to go get any of that stuff you recommended.
 
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FoldedCheese

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had swim bladder disease which is usually caused by an internal infection. The best way to prevent this from happening again is to keep your water pristine with large frequent WCs. Clean water is the best preventative medicine. Best of luck in the future.
 
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Rose of Sharon

So, so sorry for you and your little guy! I know you loved him!
:(
 
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