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Thread: Gill Issues....

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    I have multiple areas of my new betta that i've been watching, but one thing that has been bothering me more than anything is around his gills. The gills are looking a big raggid and almost look like the area has been cut a bit. I have been looking around for information/pictures that would maybe show some examples of gill problems, but can't find anything. Does anyone have any ideas of what this might be or where I can find pictures of gill problems?

    Or maybe I should be looking for pics of normal gills and comparing?

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    Its probobly the aftermath from the ich.
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    It might be a disease called Gill Fluke
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    might be just a bit of gill damage, nothing too serious. it could be flukes if you see worms

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    Do the gills look ripped? and when they breathe do they open more?
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    Maybe this will help. Here's a picture of Ketchup, my new crowntail. I got him for Mother's Day this year. You can see his a bit of his Labyrinth organ kinda hanging down from his gills. Is that what you're seeing on your betta?
    There's also a good picture of a betta here in the articles at http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bettafish/anatomy.php

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    Yes that looks almost identical!!
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    I'm pretty sure that's normal. You're just seeing a bit of the Labyrinth organ. That's the thing they flare out with when they see another betta or get startled.
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    Oh thats awesome! I'm so glad thats not a bad thing, I kept wondering whether or not it was hurting him, I think thats why I was bothered by it so much. Thank you!!!! :)
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