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Old 08-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #1 
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Sick?

While at Petsmart, I picked up a gorgeous white veiltail with red fins...but he has a blue spot on the top of his tail fin. Is this a disease, or just some kind of marking?
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:09 PM   #2 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon split two
What temperature is your tank? SHOULD be around 80* but the thermometer isn't working, just got a new one
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? Well he's not released yet but I have another betta

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I feed my other betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, if he will eat

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once about every week/wek and a half
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-60%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water COnditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
(just did a water change but...)
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 6.5-7
Hardness: Don't remember exact reading but I know everything was normal
Alkalinity: same thing

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No clue, just bought him, but he has that blue spot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Again, don't know, he seems healthy and active. Flared at other fish in Petsmart
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I bought him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, don't know if I should
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Uhm...porobably not if he'd been sick before, he was at petsmart so he probably would have died...
How old is your fish (approximately)? Pretty young, bought him an hour ago...
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:22 PM   #3 
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I think it's fine. It must be a patch of pretty colour.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #4 
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I hope so XP It just looks so odd
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