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Old 10-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #1 
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Random Betta Illness

I just noticed today, since my betta HATES my desk lamp with a passion and I wasn't able to see it before today, that he has this weird sort of white filmy stuff on his back, accompanied by a defined whitish colored line along the base of his dorsal fin. Any ideas what this could be? The only other sign I've noticed is that he stays toward the bottom more than usual, but he still comes up and plays like always, eats fairly normally, and still bumps into everything when he decides it's play time. He will gently bump into the air tubing or the filter more than anything else and ninja-fly backwards. He doesn't cause himself any damage and he does it multiple times. It's not a sign of whatever this is. He's done it forever. He has an olive nerite snail in with him, and there's two caves to hide in.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:11 AM   #2 
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It sounds like it *could* be an external parasite. Do you have any pictures?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #3 
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After countless hours of researching, I found my culprit. He has velvet. No idea how he got it. I've never had a fish get parasites and I take care of him well. Treatment starts today, since I was up until 4 AM finding out what his problem was.
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