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Old 08-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Help my bettas lips

I'm new on here and not sure how this works but my bettafish has swollen lips its been two days now what can I do? What is causing it
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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I have pics of him on my profile adding now
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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looks like a bacterial infection when did you get this betta? is there anything else in the tank? do you have a test kit? what is your water change schedule?
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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I got him July 27 the tank had a ich break out like two weeks ago we got rid of it but still keeping the temp at 82 he's by himself since yesterday morning none of the other fish have any signs of this we do a 20 percent water change every 4 says with the gravel vac. Because of the ich. What can I do to help Berta bum he's in a half gallon tank
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daily 90% water changes and you can look for a medication for columnaris or medicated foods
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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It seems like every week there's something wrong with him and it's breaking my heart. the first thing was he had a swollen belly. Then a week later he got ich and now is lips are swollen. I love the little fish to death I don't want to lose him.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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What are the chances that my other fish are going to get it
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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It seems like every week there's something wrong with him and it's breaking my heart. the first thing was he had a swollen belly. Then a week later he got ich and now is lips are swollen. I love the little fish to death I don't want to lose him.
I'm very sorry to hear that i would go and get a 2.5 or 5.5 rectangle tank from petco/petsmart for 10-15 dollars because water quality in a .5 gallon is extremely hard to keep up with
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What are the chances that my other fish are going to get it
there is a pretty good chance they will, if the tank conditions aren't pristine. i would suggest doing 50% daily on your other tank to make sure they are healthy and get a separate siphon and buckets for water changes
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Thank you so much for ur help I will do it all I really hope he makes it he is the first fish I bought and just so sweet and funny
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