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Old 07-31-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
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Beta Splendens disease

Good Morning Guys,

I'm new here so let me present myself:

My name is Jo„o(John) and I'm from Brazil

Recently I decided to buy a fish for my kid(2 years old) and ended up being a Betta with a ~ 2 liters aquarium+thermometer( I know thats not ideal but i'm low on $$).

I used to clean the aquarium 2x week + Hot water and blankets to keep it warm(hey you gotta do what you gotta do). It went well for a year almost, but after it showed a lethargic behavior staying at bottom which made me think it was some kind of dropsy, but since it was floating fine, I changed my mind to a infection. I treated it with anti fungal+neomycin, altough after 3 days it died with its body covered with greyish fur(it looks like fungi hyphae imo), It was very sudden!

I just loved the experience so I decided to invest more but before doing so I wanted to know what went wrong. Can you guys help me diagnose what happened? I suspect it was some kind of saprolegnia spp. May i post its photo here? I'll try to get a microscope also with some dyes(hey i just love this!).

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:47 PM   #2
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Hey I donít know a right lot about Betts fish but I know a fair bit I had a male betta in a 5 gallon tank growing up and always got told that they canít live with other fish which is mostly true but now in older and I have a love for fish I bought 3 female betas and 5 neon tetras ( I also got a bigger tank ) and the life of my male has improved dramatically he swims all day and looks a lot happier Iím not sure if this is the case but I would definitely get a bigger tank and I donít know if u have a filter but I would get one if not as long as the flow isnít too heavy. Thanks
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Not sure what ultimately killed your fish, but no fish is going to be able to survive long term in a 2 litre tank.

All the treatments and medications in the world won't deal with that.
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