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Old 05-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #1 
coolbluemint
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hi there

my betta has acquired an irregular white spot adjacent to his dorsal fin..which seems to be expanding day by day...and is encroaching on hid fins now...please help me..what should i do...i have melafix medication...will it help in curing this illness?Is this bacterial or fungal?What medication should i use...please help me out here....
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #2 
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First thing I will say is don't use melafix, as anything with fix on the end tends to contain an ingredient which can affect the labyrinth organ of your betta.
Second thing is do you have a picture?
Third thing is fill out this "quiz" so we can help you easier.

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What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

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

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How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
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Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
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