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Old 07-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #1 
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Exclamation I think my fish has velvet!!!

Ok so i was doing a water change and noticed some "gold" coloured patches on my fishes body and anal fin. It's only on his right side. Is this velvet? will try to get photos
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 1 gallon (waiting for an upgrade)
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? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega one, bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 5 days a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% - 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? gold spots
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is acting fine, active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 15 minutes ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no, he is on e.m. erythromycin and betta fix for fin rot
Does your fish have any history of being ill? popeye and fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? no clue
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #4 
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It honestly just looks like his coloring to me. If he's acting fine and being active I doubt he has velvet. But keep an eye out in case it does happen.
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