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post #1 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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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!!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 12:58 PM
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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:
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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its not that. more of an fungus type lokking
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Can you post a picture?

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

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 03:41 PM
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i'm not sure about the fungus but he might not be eating because of it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Its kind of gone now O_o
i just now added some aquarium salt
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-02-2008, 05:44 PM
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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.

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-03-2008, 05:18 PM
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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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