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Old 08-21-2019, 11:27 PM   #1
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Injured Betta Fish


What is the water volume of the tank?
10 Gallon
How long has the tank been running?
A little over a year
Does it have a filter?
Yes, an Aqueon quite flow 15
Does it have a heater?
What is the water temperature?
What is the entire stocking of this tank?
The Betta that I have had for a little over a year and a single zebra nerite that I have had for a little over a year
How often do you change the water?
Once a week, every day since the injury occurred
How much of the water do you change?
Usually about 30%
What do you use to treat your water?
Seachem Prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
I gravel vacuum every time

Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
What do you use to test the water?
API Liquid test kit
What are your parameters?

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm
pH: 7.8

How often do you feed your fish?
Once a day, I fast him once a week
How much do you feed your fish?
5 pellets
What brand of food do you feed your fish?
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?
Occasionally, not really recently

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?
A little over a year
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
August 10th
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
Deep cut on the left side, Wound began to turn white. A few days ago I noticed that the wound has begun to grow. Slight belly swelling but that has gone down since yesterday.
Have you started any treatment for the illness?
API Body Cure and API Melafix
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
No, however he has a habit of fin nipping
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
Yesterday I noticed stress stripes while I was doing a water change. After I was done they dimmed but are still slightly visible

One night when feeding I noticed that my poor little betta fish had a deep gash. I immediately did a large water change and then started dosing API Fin and Body Cure in conjunction with Melafix. I've kept this up since then and am starting to get worried. The wound has turned a waxy white, not fuzzy, and has begun to get bigger wrapping around his underside. At first the wound was contained to just the left side. In addition his belly has started to swell a little bit. I did not feed yesterday and the swelling has gone down. Also he now has some faint stress lines that get more visible when I do a water change.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:27 AM   #2
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Dose Seachem Kanaplex immediately. Remove any carbon you have in your filters before you dose. Do a 50% water change before you dose.
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