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jess asked in PetsFish · 2 months ago

What’s wrong with my Betta fish?

My Betta fish used to be all black with a yellow tail. Awhile ago he started getting these yellow patches on his skin that spread over time. Now he has not eaten and is just sitting at the bottom of his tank. I have gotten medicine for a bacterial infection but I am not sure what exactly it is. Do I need fungal medicine? I want to know what it is exactly so I can get the correct medicine. He has a 5 gallon tank but is not swimming at all now like he used to. He just hides in the hideout and never comes out 

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  • 2 months ago

    Try to get a better oicture of him from the side, and post it on fishlore.com beginner forum.  Because yes it is important to identify the problem before medicating.  If you dont want to do that consider \ useing Seachums safe gaurd in his 5 gallon for 2  weeksOne third of the lid a day  weeks.   it can help with multiple problems and is much less harmfull then a lot of meds.  BUT PLEASE GO TO FISHLORE FIRST!

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