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post #1 of 4 Old 01-18-2008, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-18-2008, 12:50 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-18-2008, 01:31 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)
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-21-2008, 03:25 PM
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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?
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