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Old 06-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #1 
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Color fading!

Okay, so I noticed some white spots on my betta (see other post) and I thought it was ick or a fungal infection. Well, I transferred Serendipity to a cup with saltwater. Today, it looks like his color is faded and he's staying at the top of the water to get air! What's wrong with him?!?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #2 
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White spots, does it look like grains of salt? I haven't seen your other forum.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #3 
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Not really. They just look like white spots and they're a little raised. What is this? I put him back in the tank because he looked like he was at death's door and I figured that since the color fading happened after I switched him to the cup, maybe the tank was better for him. Now, the color is still faded and he still spends a lot of time at the surface but not all his time, and he's swimming a bit.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #4 
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Now, he's just lying at the bottom of the tank. However, he does that every night, so I'm not sure if he's sleeping or if it's a symptom. Does anyone have any ideas? Please?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #5 
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What do you feed him? Keep him out of any kind of saltwater for now. He's probably suffering from dehydration. Can you post a picture?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #6 
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Do you think you can take a picture of him? How big are the white spots?

What kind of salt did you use and how much per gallon?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:34 PM   #7 
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When you mean Saltwater, do you mean Freshwater with Aquarium Salt? If that's what you mean, okay that would probably help. Can you post a Picture? It would REALLY help us Confirm your Problem.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 
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I had him in water with API Aquarium salt. I feed him Tetra Bettamin Tropical medley with ocassional bloodworms as treats. As for photos, how do I post them? There's an 'insert image' icon, but it only asks for an url and I don't have a website.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #9 
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Upload to photobucket or imageshack. Then use the image URL. :)
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #10 
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Scroll down a little under advanced reply and put it as an attachment. (You don't have to upload it anywhere but here this way.)

Do a full water change and get him out of salt. Next time you feed him, soak his food in some tank water before feeding him.
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