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Old 04-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #1 
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Exclamation only flares on one side, gills have small gold spot on eat side and small black spots

Hey guys I decided to join because I am having a hard time trying to figure out what is going on with my betta.

I have have him for a about two weeks. He started in a 2 gallon tank and about 3 days ago I bought and put him in a new 10 gallon tank.

He has a pretty constant temperature of 81-82 degrees and There is a top fin filter on it.

He has always had these small black spots on his anal fin but I was just wondering what you guys think it might be.

This morning I noticed that he can only flare on one side... he does see his reflection a lot and I have covered the back and one side of the tank to help with that. Could he have just pulled a muscle? Haha im seriously worried about this little guy. I cant sleep ahhhh anyway... I was taking a closer look at his gills and noticed a small gold mark on both sides right next to his gill. I tried my best to get a good picture but he wouldnt corporate... he seems to swim a little more sporadic. He paces back and forth in front of the tank a lot. the picture makes the spot look more silver. I will try and get better pictures later after my phone charges more...otherwise the flash wont work....

I did a 30% water change hoping it would help cut down on nitrates if that were the issue. What should I do? Should I medicate him? Should I keep doing water changes? Please help? :(
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:41 PM   #2 
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His eyes are red and it looks like good dust around and under his face.... am I seeing things?
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:51 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank?
10 gallons
What temperature is your tank?
81-82
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?
Pellets and freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once in the morning and once in the evening

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
I just pit him in a brand new 10 gal 3 days ago and did first change today
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
30% ish
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Regular api dechlor and some aquarium salt

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

Ammonia:0 yesterday
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Not sure if I just never noticed the gold on his gills or if they are just getting worse or what...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems like he is swimming more sporadically. .. but I have only had him for about 2 weeks and who knows how young he is
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Just added aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill?I dont know
How old is your fish (approximately)?I have no clue
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:48 AM   #4 
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Here are some better pictures.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:19 PM   #5 
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Some even better pictures. Someone please help!
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:10 PM   #6 
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He looks fine to me!! The gold dot is normal, the pacing is pretty common, and they can strain their gill flaps lol
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