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kevinoh33 01-02-2008 11:39 AM

weird white stuff on my betta fish
My male betta fish has this white stuff on his body and i want to know wut it is. It looked like his scales were coming off but the color is just fine. maybe a fungal infection??? He hasn't been eating lately. When he eats he spits it his pellet food right back out and dosn't even touch them again . Sometimes he ignores thr food that was given to him. he likes them the first time he ate them. What is this white stuff caused by?

please help!!!

KikiNBatta 01-02-2008 12:58 PM

I'm not sure about the scale thing, but one of the only white spot diseases I know of is ich - here's a picture:

kevinoh33 01-02-2008 01:19 PM

its not that. more of an fungus type lokking

SST 01-02-2008 03:23 PM

Can you post a picture?

What are your water parameters? (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph, etc).

crazy4fish 01-02-2008 03:41 PM

i'm not sure about the fungus but he might not be eating because of it.

kevinoh33 01-02-2008 05:12 PM

Its kind of gone now O_o
i just now added some aquarium salt

Lupin 01-02-2008 05:44 PM

Either fungus or columnaris. Mild fungal infections will disappear from dose of salt but do not try dosing aquarium salt on long-term basis. It's there for emergencies only.

Sushi 01-03-2008 05:18 PM

if his scales seem to be coming off it could be dropsey which affects the internal organs. I dont know that much about it so do some research and maybe gets some medication. The white stuff could be velvet, a fungal infection.

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