Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #11 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
No, you're right it does look better.

I know that slime coat excess makes everything look worse than it is Eventually you'll get the hang of distinguishing fuzz (fungal) and slime coat Especially if in the future you ever buy a fin rot boy who has excess slime coat on his fins, or even a tail biter :p The key is just clean water - sometimes salt will be needed, like with my little red devil Sasuke.
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #12 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
I'd just assume no one else has any issues. Hey! I can dream, right?

yeah....Can a bit of slime coat slough off? I noticed a bit of something that made me think that on my son's betta Lavatail last night. So I immediately did a half water change with some AQ salt treated water on him too. Maybe I should stop looking for trouble!
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #13 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
yes some can come off Some people have said their bettas "shed" their slime coat - mine never have. hey, if we weren't over protective we wouldn't learn anything :)
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #14 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
Definitely shrinking! This gets me to wondering, since it looks like he's almost healed, when he IS all better, do I do a 100% water change and go back to just conditioned water, no salt? Or would it be better to phase it out, do a few partial changes to gradually get him back to just plain water?

Here's the spot this morning.

Name:  indigoinjury4-1280.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  25.2 KB

And FWIW, here's our patient. He'll sit still and let me take a picture from above all day, but once I drop down and try to get a broadside, off he goes!

Name:  indigo1280.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  46.2 KB
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #15 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
gradually decrease the salt. I would wean it 50% first day, 50% next day, so forth. I wouldn't want him to have his system shocked!!

It definitely was just a missing scale that his body was protecting :)
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #16 
xShainax
Member
 
xShainax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Glens Falls NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadyr View Post
Definitely shrinking! This gets me to wondering, since it looks like he's almost healed, when he IS all better, do I do a 100% water change and go back to just conditioned water, no salt? Or would it be better to phase it out, do a few partial changes to gradually get him back to just plain water?

Here's the spot this morning.

Attachment 55057

And FWIW, here's our patient. He'll sit still and let me take a picture from above all day, but once I drop down and try to get a broadside, off he goes!

Attachment 55058
My betta Lucifer had the same thing happen to him after an otto attack. It sucked off a small section but it healed in 3 days
xShainax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 08:35 PM   #17 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
Yeah, this happened Friday night, and the spot is tiny today. I'm glad he's done so well, probably taking it better than me, lol.
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 AM   #18 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
sometimes you need to know, right? what IF it was columnaris? sometimes you never know. I just dealt with columnaris (poor little cotton ball) and unfortunately he had another disease along with that and had columnaris for at least a week or two now so he didn't live :(
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #19 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
Oh no! I'm so sorry As with any living thing, sometimes you do all the right things and it isn't enough. And it's hard. You know, I just don't recall my fish from when I was growing up having anywhere near the personality that bettas do, these guys (and gals) really wiggle their way into your affections, and stay there.

But you are 100% right, it's better to know and take the right steps. Or even just take steps based on a good guess, because doing nothing might have worked out OK for the scale (might have taken longer to heal) but might have had a bad result if it had been something else. Which, given the swamp soup the algae tab had turned his water into at the start of all this, was a very real possibility.

Thank you so much for your guidance. Indigo looks like he's ready for transition back to normal conditions, and he thanks you too!

Name:  indigoinjury5-1280.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  46.5 KB
Attached Images
 
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #20 
Sena Hansler
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
I love bettas who have the spots on their dorsal =D leopard print
Sena Hansler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a lost scale? Shadyr Betta Fish Care 1 05-12-2012 08:33 PM
Scale Curlyfatbottom Breeding Betta Fish 2 05-10-2012 08:33 PM
Worse and worse and the eposm salt is coming soon too.... Arashi Takamine Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 05-05-2011 08:42 PM
On a Scale of 1 - 10.. hannah16 Breeding Betta Fish 24 03-08-2011 01:55 AM
betta scale randr206 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 10-15-2010 12:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.