betta diseases
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » betta diseases

betta diseases

This is a discussion on betta diseases within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> How do you get rid of the disease velvet? This is the second betta fish that I have bought from walmart that has gotten ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Discus
Discus
Mosquito Rasbora
Mosquito Rasbora
Reply
Old 01-18-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
 
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
rebelangel76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
 
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.
Cody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
 
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)
herefishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
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?
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 PM.