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Old 05-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #1 
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Help!? Female with green coating in her head?

What is this, is it algae. The tanks at 78* it's a ten gallon filtered and sponge filtered with five live plants. I ink she has always had this for the week I have a
Had her. You can't see the green unless its under a light. She doesn't a sluggish at all. She swims, eats, flares all like normal. She's curious as well! Is this an algae grow thank shold I be concerned? How do I treat this?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:35 PM   #2 
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Can anyone help me??? Is this velvet? She's showing absolutely NO symtoms
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #3 
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It's hard to tell from that picture, but it might just be her natural coloring. Is it raised at all, or spreading?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #4 
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Yeah it looks like. Coating!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #5 
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SHe may be shedding her slime coat? That's really all I can think? But I am not an expert. GL!
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But it's green/gold, could it be velvet?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #7 
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I think it could be. My betta has it right now and it looks just like that. He is still eating and everything, just a little more lethargic.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #8 
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When you say under a light, does it mean you've tried to look at her head closely under a flashlight, because if that's when it's noticeable, then it really could be velvet.

I obviously don't know for sure, hopefully somebody with more experience is going to help you. I guess you could follow the sticky here with advice on treating velvet if that really seems like that's what it is.

Good luck! :) xxx
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #9 
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Here's a picture today that is more clear! Is this velvet? I'm treating her with rid-ich just in case!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #10 
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Hmm I can't seem to see the recent pic. It could be a very extreme case of velvet in which case I suggest you do as directed for Velvet. Rid-Ich will work well, also if you are able to increase her tank temp to about 85-86 that is good, but do it gradually. Also keeping her in a very dark area will help, perhaps the closet? I don't know why but I think velvet really likes light so the more light there is, the more velvet you've got.

With all this said, it may just be her natural coloring. Can we see a pic from the side so we can see her scale coloring and stuff?
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