Charlie isn't feeling well

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Makena95'GT, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    When I came back from Thanksgiving break, entrusting the fish to the teacher who knows what hes doing, I found Charlie the female betta just laying on the gravel. I thought she was dead but then I saw her gills moving. She has since been moved to a breeder box in a 10 gallon well-established aquarium, but it's been 3 days and I haven't seen signs of improvement. She doesn't eat.. Just sits there. Any suggestions. Been doing PWC daily with Prime to be sure she always has pristine water.
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    She also has lost all of her color :(
     
  2. Magoo

    Magoo Fishlore VIP Member

    Hello Makena I'm sorry to hear Charlie isn't feeling well

    What temperature is her tank?
     
  3. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    82 on the dot
     




  4. coacoa8506

    coacoa8506 Valued Member Member

    i'm having the same problem with mine! ... hope you find an answer because i'm looking for one too...
     
  5. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    UPDATE: now she's floating vertical. Head to the air. I thought she was dead until she wiggled a bit. And there a white 'something, coming from her underside.
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  6. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    I just looked again.. She's dead. :(
     
  7. J

    JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    I am sry :(
     
  8. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I'm sorry she died. :( It almost looks like a prolapse but I'm not sure.
     
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    Prolapse?
     
  10. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    :( I'm so sorry
     
  11. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    Its when part of the fish's digestive tract protrude from their anus, usually not much you can do about it. I'm not positive thats what it was.
     
  12. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    Ahh thank you for clarifying that.

    I just buried her in a flower pot. She was my sweet girl. The first female betta I ever had. Hopefully Echo is okay. I just found her hiding under a shell. She was with Charlie, so now I have her in QT just to be safe. She eats and seems all normal, but it's hard for me to keep an eye on her in the 10G cause she likes to hide.
     
  13. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    Hades was moved to Charlie's old tank. Then he started acting weird too. I come back from the weekend to find him dead as well, but the Platy and guppies in there were fine. Come to find out, the heater was messed up and cracked. Killed my bettas. I replaced the heater. Everyone seems fine now. But I'm down to 1 betta, just Delta, who has never been in the death tank.
     
  14. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    At least you were able to identify the cause, good lesson for others as well.
     
  15. Tigress Hill

    Tigress Hill Well Known Member Member

    Oh no!:( I am so sorry to hear about this. R.I.P. Hades & Charlie
     
  16. t

    totes Valued Member Member

    So sorry Makena.
     
  17. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks like a prolapse, im sorry. There are a few causes for this, constipation and breeding mishaps being the most common.
     
  18. OP
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    Makena95'GT

    Makena95'GT Well Known Member Member

    That makes sense but after she passed I poked at the white thingy and it just rubbed off easily. I assume if it were organs it wouldn't have acted like that. Besides, Hades acted just the same and passed. And the heater was def leeching something into the tank. Looking closely, I could see it. On top of that, the baby betta that was in there, also passed, acting the same. I'm hoping it was the heater >.>
     
  19. Terra

    Terra Well Known Member Member

    Better do some major cleaning on that tank before putting another one in there, whatever leaked from the heater could have seeped into the gravel, filter, etc.

    Very sorry for your losses :(
     




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