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Old 08-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #1 
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Betta needs help 2

My betta has a white patch next to his left eye. I need help!! It don't seem like a disease because if it were a disease, my fish wouldn't be very active. The tank he is in is a 5 galloon. I feed him live blood worms, 3 day, afternoon, and night. I think the white patch has something to do with my fish digestive system? I change the whole water per 2 week and half the water per 1 week. Help me, how do i get the white patch to be gone, please stop questioning! sorry these are my best pictures only. The betta with the white patch is the one to the right, his brother his to the left(they are both 4-5 monthes and are still very small, like 1 and a half inch)
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:47 AM   #2 
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Wow, the way you arranged your tank & divider look really nice.

I have no idea what that white patchy thing on your betta's face is & I'm not going to try to guess. Check this thread around lunchtime, I'm sure someone will respond by then after viewing your photos.

Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? just him

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? live blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 live blood worms, morning, afternoon night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once in every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% every 2 week, 50% every 1 week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? nothing but i just put on aquarium salt on the tank

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

Ammonia: idk
Nitrite:idk
Nitrate:idk
pH:7.2
Hardness:idk
Alkalinity:idk

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he start to develop color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? the same
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I put aquarium salt in his tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 5 month
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #4 
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First you need to find a good Betta food like pellets to feed your fish and not so many bloodworms because they are like a treat not a good food like they should be eating.
I have no idea what the white patch might be, has it not always been there ? And about the AQ salt you should only use that for 10 days and then stop okay cause after that it might harm him. Please wait on other people to answer as they might have a better idea as to what the white patch is.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #5 
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Well... I do got some dried blood worms too which I got from the store, but when I feed them the dried blood worm, they hardly eat it-_- I'll feed them the dried blOod worm:) Could the white patch be the hole in the head disease? Thanks
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #6 
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No, those are even worse. Stop feeding bloodworms. You need high-quality pellets, such as New Life Spectrum. This isn't Hole In The Head. There's no hole.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #7 
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Maybe he is losing color because he is not getting a good food at eat. Buy some Betta Pellets and feed those 2 or 3 in the morning and 2 at night. No dried or fresh bloodworms they are only for a treat like candy would be to us. Your Betta homes are very nice and pretty !
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #8 
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I do got some pellets, color enhancing Betta bits. But are those pellets good? If not I'll go buy the spectrum pellets. How much is it anyways? I think the white patch has to do with the blood worm, something about his digestive system ?
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #9 
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No, the bloodworm has nothing to do with it. You could use those pellets but the NLS is more high-quality. I bought it online and it was around, $4.99 plus shipping.
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The New Life Spectrum Betta pellets are very good it is what I feed mine and he loves them ! I would not worry unless your Betta starts to act strange and just keep and eye on the white patch to see if it gets any larger.
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