Coraline22002 Posted March 23, 2022 Share Posted March 23, 2022 My second Betta just got sick and is going to die. I got her in November and she has been fine up until the last couple of weeks. She had a white string hanging from her stomach and I treated my tank with Prazi Pro since it appeared to be worms. She also had a gill that looked like it had hyperplasia with a little white in it. Once I treated with the Orazi Pro it looked better. A little over a week ago she stopped eating and became really lethargic. I noticed another string and the white in her gill again and she started letting the filter suck her in so she'd stay at the top. I've included a picture here to show the white cottony ball coming out of her gill. I started treating with Maracyn 2 but she's too far gone. The same thing happened to my last fish after I moved into my new rental last summer. We are on the same water source but it has a water softener water parameters are as follows: ph 8.5, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 5 ppm, kH 300 and gh 0-30 ppm my tank has five plants in it and a steady 78 degrees I talked to the local fish store about how high my ph is and they suggested mixing tap with RO 50/50. I started doing that a few weeks ago, which is the only difference I can come up with. The RO hasn't managed to change much so there isn't a huge shift in parameters. Since this is the second fish, I don't know if I should not get any more fish until I move or if anyone has suggestions for this issue. I'm so frustrated. Both fish have survived about four months. I check water constantly and clean my tank every week. Please help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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