Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Jen, 1 week of AQ salt at 1 tsp per gallon. It could be a small infestation of skin flukes. When a betta has lots of external parasites, they produce lots of slime coat which can cause white patches. If it's not fuzzy, it's probably not fungus. There's only one true fungus that bettas can get and that's saprolegnia. It's really fuzzy.
So my LFS recommended loaches for my snail problem so I brought back two baby clown loaches for the job. Once they are done eating the snails or if they fail to eat them, back they go. I love clown loaches. I wish I could keep them. I released them into the tank and they immediately went and hid in the cave. Haven't seen them since. About ready to just trash this tank, with its snail and black brush algae problem.
Also got two congo tetras for the 29gal. Wanted more but they only had two. Moved the two white clouds into the 3gal and moved Lyssie back into the bathroom.
My dojos keep uprooting the plastic plants burrowing.
LFS: Try loaches.
Me: I have 5 kuhlis in there.
LFS: And they aren't eating the snails?
LFS: They should be.
Me back home: *glares at slacker kuhlis*