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is there anything visibly wrong about him? he’s been lethargic and not eating. new white spot or indent at front of mouth if that means anything too

is there anything visibly wrong about him? he’s been lethargic and not eating. new white spot or indent at front of mouth if that means anything too

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TestAndLearn

He is in a really Dirty tank.


t3ddy22

the hair algae sprung up in 2 days and i clean out any algae every other day. it has only been here for a week maximum. just had too much nutrients with my live plants


TestAndLearn

It usually happens in new tanks, can you write down the substrate, water change and water parameters? That would help deduct the underlying cause Also are you using any ferts or other chemicals?


bEEkEEpEr878

It looks like your Betta has dropsy. From what I can see in the video, and having lost two Bettas to this before I'm now hyper paranoid of it but, he seems bloated slightly, the scales are begining to pinecone and he's having issues swimming. If you agree or others do to it won't be easy nor is there a great chance he'll make it. Quarantine tank immediately, heater and air stone as he won't be able to swim for air easily and maybe keep the water as low as you comfortably can. Salt baths can help with the fluid build up but other than that the root cause has to fixed. As I said I have lost two to dropsy before so I don't have a sure way to save him if I'm right on this, someone else with more knowledge and experience is better suited for this.


Kazoo9

I will say the same. Maybe even get him like a bigger stone or bamboo plant to help rest on it close to the surface so he can come earlier up to get the air. A heater set to 78F, air stone, for medication 0.3-0.9 % salt , kanaplex and metroplex together. That what some vets recommend.


olivedogmullen

I just euthanized my betta due to dropsy yesterday. It’s Almost impossible to cure. The best way to handle this situation, would be to humanely euthanize him. He won’t get better. They never do. I’m sorry for being so blunt and maybe heartless, this isn’t my first betta I’ve had to euthanize. It’s damn near impossible to cure them. It’s organ failure. Im really sorry 😞


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FiddleLeafFag

His water is dirty. Have you checked the parameters?


Dealer_Different

That tank needs cleaned asap


bigclittyprincess

I would agree with others in treating for dropsy and hoping for the best. Also if algea is building up that fast I would do some research on it. Odds are your tank is getting to much light. Some shrimp and snails do good in Bettas tanks and can clean things up a bit. There is also algea remedy you can buy at most fish supply stores.