Help Please. Poorly Betta

Mrkirbyman

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Looks like my betta has become poorly today. Was fine yesterday but I've been out all day today and returned home to this!!
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I think i know whats wrong but would prefer expert diagnosis and advice please. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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You're gonna have to give us specific symptoms. We can't read minds and she looks fine to me in the pictures.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to tell us your tank size, any tank mates, water parameters, if you have a heater and filter, etc. Give us the whole shebang!
 

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Looks like it may be scratching its head. Other than that it is still pretty vague. As mentioned, try to provide your water parameters, tank size, heater, filter, when symptoms started, what the symptoms even are. Maybe some others pictures? He looks a bit ragged from the front but nothing to warrant panic.
 
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You're gonna have to give us specific symptoms. We can't read minds and she looks fine to me in the pictures.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to tell us your tank size, any tank mates, water parameters, if you have a heater and filter, etc. Give us the whole shebang!
Ok.
Tank size is 80lts/17 gallons
Filter + heater
Freeze dried/ frozen bloodworm
No3 nitrate 200
No2 nitrite 0
Ph 7.0
Kh 40
Gh 180
Clearly needs waker changes but was really after a diagnosis and any advice as he seems to have what patches predominantly around head area.
Slightly lethargic but seems to still have an appetite.
I've attached 3 pics.
1st was taken a few days ago. The other, 2 tonight.
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You're gonna have to give us specific symptoms. We can't read minds and she looks fine to me in the pictures.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to tell us your tank size, any tank mates, water parameters, if you have a heater and filter, etc. Give us the whole shebang!
Ok.
Tank size is 80lts/17 gallons
Filter + heater
Freeze dried/ frozen bloodworm
No3 nitrate 200
No2 nitrite 0
Ph 7.0
Kh 40
Gh 180
Clearly needs waker changes but was really after a diagnosis and any advice as he seems to have what patches predominantly around head area.
Slightly lethargic but seems to still have an appetite.
I've attached 3 pics.
1st was taken a few days ago. The other, 2 tonight.
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Mrkirbyman

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You're gonna have to give us specific symptoms. We can't read minds and she looks fine to me in the pictures.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to tell us your tank size, any tank mates, water parameters, if you have a heater and filter, etc. Give us the whole shebang!
Ok.
Tank size is 80lts/17 gallons
Filter + heater
Freeze dried/ frozen bloodworm
No3 nitrate 200
No2 nitrite 0
Ph 7.0
Kh 40
Gh 180
Clearly needs waker changes but was really after a diagnosis and any advice as he seems to have what patches predominantly around head area.
Slightly lethargic but seems to still have an appetite.
I've attached 3 pics.
1st was taken a few days ago. The other, 2 tonight.
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It could be the VERY high nitrate level causing discomfort, making him rub up against things. Do a 50% water tonight, and tomorrow do another 50%. Those nitrate levels need to be reduced.
 

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You definitely need to do a water change (or 2!!) ASAP. Nitrate levels are supposed to stay below 40ppm, and preferably below 20ppm. It's amazing what clean water can do to a fish's health.

I'm not too good at diagnosing sick fish, but it looks like a fungal infection. I believe fungal infections are a result of a bacterial infection and you get bacterial infections by having poor water quality. So you'll need to treat your Betta with fungal AND bacterial medication while keeping pristeinly clean water.

Bettas are scaleless Labyrinth fish, so you need to be careful what you give them. I believe anything that has oil in it is dangerous for labyrinth fish.

Most of this info I get from reading other posts, so somebody correct me if I'm wrong!!

Good luck to you and your fish!!
 
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