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Old 12-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Help! White spots on body, fins and gills!

My betta started getting several white dots after his first water change. When I got him (1 week ago) he didn't have anything wrong with him. After the first water change of the week, white spots occured.

What remedy should I use?

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aquaeon Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 morning; 1 night = 3 everyday

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Planned Every month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No tests

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White Spots on body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No, Still active and still eats
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Don't know...
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:38 PM   #2 
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Are they fuzzy or shiny? Does it look like he was sprinkled with salt? A picture might help if you have one.
Also: Is your tank cycled?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #3 
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It's somewhat fuzzy and he only has about 8 dots on him. Not "sprinkled" everywhere.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #4 
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Sounds like it might be Ick, if you could post a picture that would be helpful. If it is Ick there are plenty of medicines out there for that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #5 
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A picture would be helpful.. It sounds like some sort of fungal infection. I would run over to your petstore and pick up some antifungal. My preference from experience is Kordon's Rid Ich Plus. Worked great and eradicated all of my Ich problems.

In addition to medicinal treatment, you need to be doing water changes weekly. A 5 gallon filtered tank should be cleaned at least 50% 1 week and the next a 100% change. This will help keep your ammonia down and prevent infections like these from happening. Sometimes there are inevitable but for the most part, water changes is the most effective.

Another supplement that I used for Ich, is aquarium salt treatment. I went to Petsmart and picked up a huge AQ salt box on sale a few weeks ago. It's good general treatment but don't use it for very long. 1tsp per gallon is a good start off. Good luck and I hope he gets better.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #6 
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This works miracles on Ick

Good luck and keep the tank clean!

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #7 
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Will the Jungle Ick Guard Remedy, 2 fl oz work? This is the closest things available in my small town.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Jungle-Ick...fl-oz/20631639
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #8 
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Maybe, I've never used Wal-Mart brand items (minus tetra, but I can find that at the fish store).

I'm always a bit scared of trying the Wal-Mart medicine, mostly because of how they treat their fish so I don't want to support their fish department. You may want to do research before using that.

Or do what I do sometimes, use the Wal-Mart medicine to treat the ill-treated bettas there, if it works for them maybe it will work on yours?
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