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Old 06-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #1 
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Grey/White ring developing around male betta's body

I woke up this morning to find that my male betta had a large grey/white mark on the side of his body which has developed around the rest of his body as the day has gone on. I have no idea what this is!
Someone please help me and Dave (the fish).
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #2 
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Not sure if I would be much help but I'm sure someone who may know will want to see a picture of whats going on. Best of luck.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:20 PM   #3 
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I'm afraid to say he has just passed away, i'm gutted beyond belief
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #4 
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I am so sorry :(
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #5 
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Sorry for your loss Lankeymatt
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #6 
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shall i do a full water change to get rid of the disease if its in the water?
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #7 
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I'm so sorry As for the water change, I would say yes, but I don't own any tanks over four gallons, so I'm not the expert on that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #8 
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My first betta died in the same fashion as yours. I didn't get to see it happen but when I woke up one morning he turned to a true black from a dark blue color. I suspected it was because he didn't go up for air very often and probably drowned, but I can't be certain.

Either way, I don't believe that it is an illness but a full water change will remove any ammonia that was expelled from his death.

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #9 
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If he was the only fish in your tank I would wash/scrub it with a bit of bleach (about 1/2 teaspoon?). Rinse till the bleach smell is gone and let it air out for at least 24 hours. Don't know what your setup is.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #10 
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It could be that feared diseased stickied in the betta emergency forums
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