Help! Betta gasping & turning white

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This is Clarence. He is very sick and I cannot figure out what is wrong. He has become very lathargic the past few days and for the most part is in his log 24/7 except to go to the surface briefly. .he is constinently gasping and is turning white.
 

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Yes it is and yes I have checked them every other day and they are at ideal parameters. I've also done water changes.
 

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KatieAdrian said:
Yes it is and yes I have checked them every other day and they are at ideal parameters. I've also done water changes.
Can you list the parameters please? Also how long have you had him?
 
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Can you list the parameters please? Also how long have you had him?
I dont have them at the current moment. I am at work (essential). I have had him for 3 almost 4 months.
 

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He looks a tad bloated. Whats your feeding schedule and how much ? Do you pre soak his food before feeding him? If not, any food swells up in his stomach and causes constipation
 
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One pellet at 5am and one pellet around 5 or 6pm. I give him one little freeze dried blood worm usually on a Wednesday sometimes I shave off a sliver of the frozen kind instead. No I dont soak them but I will try that. He hasnt moved at all really. He is becoming less progressive by the hour
 

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One pellet at 5am and one pellet around 5 or 6pm. I give him one little freeze dried blood worm usually on a Wednesday sometimes I shave off a sliver of the frozen kind instead. No I dont soak them but I will try that. He hasnt moved at all really. He is becoming less progressive by the hour
IMO that is not enough, not even close (unless pellets are large.). Have you tried peeled, organic, boiled peas? Also if you feed him something that is frozen, that is 100% a problem. DO NOT DO THAT! You have to defrost it in water.
 

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By turning white, do you mean just his coloring or is he getting white fuzz on him? If it's fuzz it may be what mine had, columnaris, but if it is you need to act quickly, I heard Furan 2 is great for treating it. Do you have a heater?
 

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It looks like his color is faded and yea it looks somewhat fuzzy. I do have a heater
I'm hoping someone else can chime in and help your poor little guy, I know by the 2nd picture it looks like it could be columnaris but I'm not too sure. Mine had it and sadly passed, so I'm hoping yours is something different. I don't think it would hurt to get some medicine for him, if your able to get any with all this crazy virus stuff going on..I would try the Furan 2, as other medicine I've tried for the columnaris didn't really seem to help.
 
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So Iwas not able to find any furan-2 today given the short amount of time I had between work and home. He is in his own tank with a heater and a filter, I included a pic of all the meds I have available right now. I also took the active carbon out of the filter media. Does anyone have a recommdation of what I could use until I can getsomething else if needed....?
 

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We’re you able to treat him with anything? Just checking ☺
 

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None of those are exactly medication, especially the bettafix, I would toss that out. Bettafix harms the bettas labyrinth organ , its just a basic oil that no one seems to find helpful.. more harmful...

If you are able to, I know amazon sells furan 2 , but you could try ParaGuard Made by SeaChem as well. It helps "Eradicates Ectoparasites and Fungal, Bacterial, and ,Viral Lesions". I'm currently using this myself for my bettas lip. Ive seen it sold in stores but its hard to come by. I did get Seachem Paraguard & Furan - 2 on Amazon for $9 each.
 
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Do I empty hisquarantine tank then and add 1/8 of a tablet? He is in one gallon. also I dont have an airstone
 

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