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Old 08-18-2010, 01:12 PM   #11 
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #12 
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Mine has gotten ick from the new plant I put in his tank (-_-).
But i've been gradually adding aquarium salt in his tank again after doing a large water change, and then since monday i've been using bettafix. I think it's helping him since there aren't as many white dots on him anymore. I keep his temperature at 80-82 now.
I hope yours gets better soon too!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:32 PM   #13 
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Ich is in almost every aquarium. Fish don't get ich unless they have compromised immune systems from improper water care, bad nutrition, cool temperatures, sickness, etc. Putting a plant in the tank would not cause ich.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #14 
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Ich is in almost every aquarium. Fish don't get ich unless they have compromised immune systems from improper water care, bad nutrition, cool temperatures, sickness, etc. Putting a plant in the tank would not cause ich.
Well, I don't know where else it came from because his water quality is good, I always keep it clean and his temp is kept warm to and he has a good diet.
Could it just be stress from recent changes in his home and having a badly torn fin (healing up now, it was from a badly made silk plant)?
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:38 PM   #15 
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It's possible, especially if he was exposed to rapid changes in water parameters or water temperature. I have seen fish get ich as a result of temperature fluctuations. Poor water quality is simply the most common cause. You should use a thermometer to make sure the temperature is stable throughout the day and night, and always acclimate the fish slowly after water changes.

In the future I would not use Bettafix. It is merely an antiseptic and won't effectively kill the ich when it is free-swimming. Instead, if you must, use a treatment with the ingredient malachite green, such as Quick Cure or Jungle's Ick Clear.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:52 PM   #16 
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Thank you both for the info. :)
I'm sorry if I was rude, I did not mean to be. I was just kinda freakin out,
overworrying about it. I've had a fish die before from a sickness....but I know
worrying aint gonna help. haha

How is your betta doing now?
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