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Old 04-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #1 
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Question White spots on the tip of fins

Cleaning my sorority today I saw little white dots hanging off my female kings fins, both dorsal & caudal. I was able to get a couple pictures before they fell off, but I have no clue what it might be. Any idea what it could be & how I should treat it? Treat the whole tank or remove her & treat her separately.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? 6 female betta & a couple mystery snails

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bb, mysis shrimp, & topline color enhancing pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 50-75% every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: don't know
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 6.5
Hardness: 120
Alkalinity: don't know

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white dots hanging off the tips of dorsal and caudal that fall off
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 hrs ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I haven't
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know off. I've had her a month, month and a half and she hasn't been sick in that time.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No clue


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Old 04-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #2 
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Looks like normal coloration to me. My female had white spots on the end of most of her fins. Never spread or anything,i t was just her mutt coloring. :D
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Looks like normal coloration to me. My female had white spots on the end of most of her fins. Never spread or anything,i t was just her mutt coloring. :D
I might believe that, except I watched these dots falls off the tips as well. It would be an interesting coloration though. These dots aren't actually a part of Bellona.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #4 
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Alrighty. Well they look the same as Cass' were, but you should wait for a second opinion. :D If you're sure you saw the tips fall off, I'd guess a fungus or Fin Rot. But I'm no expert!
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