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Diagnosing A Sick Betta Fish|Diseases
Sick Betta Fish Diseases
Diagnosing a sick betta fish and figuring out the disease your Betta Fish has is really not as simple as it seems. Normally I would you tell you the things you need to do to prevent having a sick betta fish and how to take care of betta fish. Since you're reading this right now I will just assume your betta is already sick and you need help in diagnosing a sick betta fish. So let's get ready to diagnose these betta fish diseases.
Tail or Fin Rot
The tail or fins will have a ragged look. The Bettas' fins will look like something has took a bite of them.
More Symptons and Diagnoses of Betta Fish Diseases
Swim Bladder Disease
Your Betta Fish will float in some abnormal way. Maybe uncontrollably to the top, sideways, or have difficulty swimming and will swim at awkward angle.
The main indicator that your Betta has Velvet is a copper or rust colored dusting over the betta's body. Bettas that have Velvet will be lethargic, show clamped fins, and will have loss of appetite.
Yes folks this is Tuberculosis and it can be transferred to humans if you have open wounds. My advice, put on some long gloves that covers up 3/4 of you arms before handling the Betta Fish or water. Let's look at the symptons. Loss of appetite, cloudy or popeye eyes, colors have faded, clamped fins, seclusion and rapid breathing. This is a difficult disease to diagnose since it has a lot of the same symptoms as other diseases.
Just like us fish get depress to. Let's talk about some of the symptons. Bettas may or may not have slightly clamped fins, lay at bottom or at surface, not eat, barely swim around. They will not flare or build bubble nests.
Visual Symptons: The Betta Fish will have a whitish fungus around the mouth and lips. Looks kinda of like cotton. The fish infected with cottonmouth will lose their appetite and become very sluggish.
Betta may have clamped fins, lay at bottom or at surface, not eat, lose its color, turn gray, barely swim around. In more advanced cases, its body may start developing red patches, open sores and all kinds of nasty looking stuff. Different bacteria affect fish differently. Some will attack the internal organs while others prefer to munch on the skin.
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How to Treat a Sick Betta Fish - Tips to treating your Betta
Other Sites for Information
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