Betta Illness Diagnosis

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Kamikadze, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Kamikadze

    KamikadzeNew MemberMember

    Good day, folks. Trying to figure out what my betta has. But first, here's some info about his conditions:

    What is the water volume of the tank? - 10 gallon
    How long has the tank been running? - 5 months
    Does it have a filter? - 2 HOB (modified)
    Does it have a heater? - basic pre-set tropical temp
    What is the water temperature? - 76-78
    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) - 1 betta, 7 dwarf emerald rasboras, 10 dwarf brazos crayfish, some snails

    How often do you change the water? - once a week
    How much of the water do you change? - 20-40%
    What do you use to treat your water? - Fluval aqua plus, API safe coat
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? - both

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? - yes
    What do you use to test the water? - API Freshwater Master kit
    What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

    Ammonia: - 0 ppm
    Nitrite: - 0 ppm
    Nitrate: - 20-40 ppm (tap water has some nitrates)
    pH: - 7.4

    How often do you feed your fish? - once daily
    How much do you feed your fish? - enough for the fish to consume for 2-3 mins
    What brand of food do you feed your fish? - tetra,, aqueon betta pellets, fluval
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? - yes

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish? - 5 months
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? - may 15th 2019
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? - redness around the eye, skin erosion, hemorrhaging, lethargic
    Have you started any treatment for the illness? - yes
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? - no
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? - much better now

    Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
    Not really an emergency, trying to figure out what to do next. Treatment for the illness: Removed carbon. First I thought he had some bacterial infection and treated the fish tank with Maracyn (erythromycin) for directed 5 days, but the symptoms didn't go away. Started to research and seemed like it is HITH, so started treating with API General Cure and added VitaChem to the water column and soaking food with Vitachem. It helped, the redness went down, skin erosion stopped, no hemorrhaging, but he has scar tissue (will it dissapear with time or can it be removed?). Keep adding vitamins to his diet and he is back to normal behavior. Just wanted to know if people had it with their bettas and what it is. Thank you. image1.jpegimage2.jpeg
  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Welcome to Fishlore sorry you’re having an issue with your fish, hope our members can help you today