OMG help - its Oscar!!!!!

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BettaBuddy ~ Miley

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omg! i think Oscar has fin rot! his fins are very dull and discolored! and like they have spots where they have gotten very thin! what can i do
!?? is this fin rot? HELP!!!!!!! Miley :-\ :'( ??? ???
 

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Can you post a pic of him so we can see what it looks like? Then we'll go from there. Natalie
 
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sure - just give me a minute. hes active but doesn't look good and hes not as active as usual he usually is every where very fast but now hes going around slow but hes still going around and hes resting alot. Miley :-\
 

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Try not to freak out too much like I do when my fish get sick I'm sure this can easily be resolved since it sounds like you caught it early.
 

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Miley,

He is going to have to get into a cycled and heated tank to help him.  I know you have been spending your money trying to get him what he needs but he is getting sick because he needs to be in a good tank with a cycled filter and heat.  It is going to be so hard for him to get better with no heat but you cannot heat a 1.5 gallon tank.  Is there any way you could at least get a large bucket (new one) and a heater?  Then you would still have to do the daily water changes but you could medicate him and keep him in the bucket or even one of those plastic Kritter Keepers.  Here are some that would be big enough to heat.









Then if you can get a 25watt heater at the petstore, he will be set.  Like I said if you cannot get the boxes above, a large brand new plastic bucket will do as long as you keep the water level down at least 2 inches from the top and white is the best color as it will make his world lighter and brighter.

He will eventually need a filter (sponge would be cheapest) but for the time being while you are giving him medication he does not need one.  

He needs some Jungle Labs Fungus Clear Tank Buddies or some Maracyn2 for treating him.

Rose
 
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i am looking into getting something - could a plastic thing like that handle the heaters heat? Miley
 

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Yes I have used one for a quarantine tank for Blaze and JT and they do well with a 25 watt heater. Not as good as a regular tank but it will give you some time and you can always use it for a q tank if you get a better tank later. Did you get the PM?

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Rose, yes i did and i will talk to you more about it in email. Miley
 
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