Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Tropical Fish Diseases (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/tropical-fish-diseases/)
-   -   betta diseases (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/tropical-fish-diseases/betta-diseases-10987/)

rebelangel76 01-17-2008 11:21 PM

betta diseases
 
How do you get rid of the disease velvet? This is the second betta fish that I have bought from walmart that has gotten velvet. I also take care of my moms bettas and they are healthy. She got hers at a different place. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I try and get mine at a different place other than walmart? Sorry to bother you with this. I don't know what else to do

Cody 01-17-2008 11:50 PM

Re: betta diseases
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rebelangel76
How do you get rid of the disease velvet? This is the second betta fish that I have bought from walmart that has gotten velvet. I also take care of my moms bettas and they are healthy. She got hers at a different place. Am I doing something wrong? Or should I try and get mine at a different place other than walmart? Sorry to bother you with this. I don't know what else to do

Walmart is a very bad place to buy fish. Try your local LFS.

None of my fish have ever gotten 'velvet', so I cant help you there.

herefishy 01-18-2008 12:31 AM

Try looking at this. It is a sticky from our disease forum.

Velvet Disease (Oodinium)
Synonyms:
Coral Fish Disease, Amyloodinium

Symptoms:
Fine gold-white "dust", rapid breathing, erratic behavior, flashing, clamped fins, lack of appetite

Causes:
Amyloodinium pillularis infests fish in freshwater environment whereas Amyloodinium ocellatum infests fish in saltwater environment. The fish will look like they have been poured with flour as the spots rapidly spread.

This parasite is a dinoflagellate that can easily spread to other hosts hence it is very contagious. Poor water quality can attribute to their rapid reproduction.

Treatment:
Freshwater dip, hyposalinity, Copper Sulfate, Atabrine (Quinacrine hydrochloride)

okiemavis 01-21-2008 02:25 PM

Any broad spectrum anti-fungal should do the trick. I've never had velvet, but I use PimaFix to treat fungal infections.

How's he doing now?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2