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Old 09-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #1 
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Jerky movements and scale loss?! O_O

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A few days ago, I saw King Dedede moving in jerky movements toward his tail, I can't see any external parasites (and if you think it's internal parasites, his poop isn't white ) when I looked around on his body, I saw some scale loss, I had looked at a scale loss picture before, so I was sure it was scale loss, but I don't know what's with the scale loss and weird jerky movements
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #2 
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Does he have white spots on him? Bettas tend to do jerky movements if something is itchy them.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #3 
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How often are you changing the water, Little Leaf? And how much water do you take out when you change it? Do you know the current temperature of the tank?

As LaLa said, he might be itchy.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #4 
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Does he have white spots on him? Bettas tend to do jerky movements if something is itchy them.
nope...
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How often are you changing the water, Little Leaf? And how much water do you take out when you change it? Do you know the current temperature of the tank?

As LaLa said, he might be itchy.

I try to do it at least everyday, sometimes I only get to change it 3 times per week
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How big is his tank, and what is the current temperature? I'm going to assume you do 100% changes 3 times per week.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #7 
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How big is his tank, and what is the current temperature? I'm going to assume you do 100% changes 3 times per week.
1 gallon. I got NO idea what the temp. is because I don't have a tank themomater
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #8 
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Are you 100% positive there aren't any white spots on him? Look really close, Little Leaf. Check on both sides of him, on his gills, body, under his tummy, on his head. There might only be a few to begin with.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #9 
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Sometimes bettas naturally swim in jerky movements. If Dedede is acting normally otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #10 
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I agree with Sakura8 ...if he seems fine otherwise I would not worry about it.
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