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Old 05-28-2011, 11:30 PM   #1 
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A month later. White spot still there. No visible symptoms.

So I wrote about a month ago explaining how my fish, Wartooth, had a white spot on his head:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=68681

Here I am again, with the same issue. Same spot, same location. He doesn't act sick, but he has that spot. I've taken a better photo and I don't even know what to call it. He doesn't appear sick at all. He acts normal.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon. Holding ~9 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 78F.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes.
Is your tank heated? Yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 other male bettas.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets. Frozen dried bloodworms once per week.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice per day. Two pellets each.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 25% every 1 week. 100% every 3.5-4 weeks (when needed.) Vacuum? Once a week (makes up for the 25% water change).

What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% weekly.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner. Tiny amounts of salt. ~4 grains each section.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No.

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White spot. Continuous. Never goes away, if it does, it comes back within days.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? ~month-2 months ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Currently seeking that help. Tried salt treatments, elevated temperature of ~80.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes. He was a Walmart fish and stayed sick and naturally has a low immune system. Other fish are not sick and are not showing spot(s) (or have never).
How old is your fish (approximately)? ~7-8 months old.

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My betta Ramsey has had that same spot for almost 2 months except its on the right side of his head and its bigger. I feel your pain. I have tried everything in the book to get rid of it. Still no luck. I hope someone on here knows what to do!
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Thanks for the info. At least I'm not the only one. He doesn't seem to be in any pain but I'm unsure as to how to treat it. Maybe it's a fungus?
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:27 PM   #5 
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On a filtered, cycled tank you never need to do 100%. It will ruin your cycle. The instability of the cycle could be exposing your fish to ammonia, nitrites, and possibly high nitrates.
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On a filtered, cycled tank you never need to do 100%. It will ruin your cycle. The instability of the cycle could be exposing your fish to ammonia, nitrites, and possibly high nitrates.
Interesting. Normally my tank gets REALLY foggy but I bought some stuff from petsmart that claims to help it. It stays foggy for days and gets worse even if I regularly vacuum it. :(
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The foggyness was probably a bacterial bloom, which is normal when cycling. You should never add chemicals that make the tank water clear, they are unnecessary and could be harmful. Having cloudy water (when not cycling) isn't normal, so you shouldn't just put in drops to cover it up, you need to get to the cause of it.
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I'm honestly thinking about treating this as a fungus. I've been researching and I really feel as if it's a fungus. I might be wrong but I think it just might be. Also, I've read that they've discontinued Jungle Fungus Eliminator. What could I use in the place of that?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #9 
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Is this it?

http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Labs-BI...722358&sr=8-10
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