bettas Posted November 5, 2022 Share Posted November 5, 2022 (edited) Hello, everyone. I am new to the forum. I have a question about my betta:Initially, I thought she was having external parasites as I noticed some brown raised dots on her skin, so I started dosing with paraguard. She would become really lethargic when dosed with paraguard, so I stopped.At the same time time, she had also been pooping weird (short, thin white poops). This has been happening for around a week. However, her activity levels & appetite have not changed. Today, she has almost spiralized poop (in the last picture).I have used API general cure (1/2 dose) without removing my sponge filter (there is no activated carbon in it). She seems to have become even more lethargic. Can I use another medication or should I continue with this?Attached below are the images & thanks for your help Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10Does it have a filter? YesDoes it have a heater? YesWhat temperature is your tank? 75Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? YesDoes your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None Food:What food brand do you use? Fluval Bug Bites, Hikari Micropellets, Freeze-dried bloodwormsDo you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets mostlyFreeze-dried? Yes, but rarelyHow often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2-3 Fluval Bug Bites, 8 Hikari micropellets Maintenance: Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? 1x/weekWhat percentage of water did you change? 25%What is the source of your water? Tap waterDo you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum substrateWhat additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Top-Fin Water Conditioner Water Parameters:What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.Ammonia: 0 ppmNitrite: 0 ppmNitrate: 0 ppmpH: Will checkHardness (GH): Do not know (using API freshwater master kit)Alkalinity (KH): Do not know (using API freshwater master kit) Symptoms and Treatment:When did you first notice the symptoms? 1 week agoHow has your Betta’s appearance changed? Yes, white thin sting-like poop attachedHow has your Betta’s behavior changed? Yes, pooping more frequently with weird poopsIs your Betta still eating? YesHave you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Not yet. I have ordered API general cureDoes your Betta have any history of being ill? NoHow long have you owned your Betta? January 2021Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No Edited November 5, 2022 by bettas Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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