Body rot is often confused with Fin rot. They are both bacterial infections and are believed by many to be the same thing. This is not true. Fin rot is caused by pseudomonas whereas body rot is caused by aeromonas.
What causes body rot? When stress and poor water conditions exist in a betta’s environment, the immune system weakens and mucus lining thins. This leads to stress and illness in your betta fish. Aeromonas waits for the perfect opportunity to jump in and join the party once a disease has set in.
It is important to know that this disease is immune to many antibiotics and water conditions which includes varying temperatures.
To find out more on how to treat and prevent this disease, click here: Betta Body Rot