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Old 11-15-2012, 01:27 AM   #1 
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Fungus? Velvet??

So I'm spooked because someone mentioned velvet with rust colored fins.... Fred's head is maroon/red/rust looking. He doesn't seem sick! Very active and happy....

please assure my paranoid-ness :( I reallyyy don't want him to be sick/diseased.... :(

BTW I know my tank is very small. Getting a 5 gallon :)

Attached pics, I apologize for the bad quality.....is that coloring normal? Or if it's not, what should I do?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:28 AM   #2 
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BTW, the white looking things are just reflection of the flashlight. He doesn't have suspicious looking white stuff on him.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #3 
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EDIT: sorry my bad!! I took a quick peek with a flashlight and his are gold...sorry if I scared you!! He is quite handsome!

the third picture looks like my rescue's gills right now...I'm treating him for velvet. I don't want to scare you though!!

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:42 AM   #4 
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Fred is a beauty, and looks to be velvet free When I was a kid I found a book that described horse diseases...well after I had the vet out to look at my horses for the 6th time for textbook cases of whatever...doc took the book away from me! Relax.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:19 AM   #5 
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Thank goodness. I really appreciate your replies. Peace of mind! -bigsigh-
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #6 
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I am going to say thats his normal coloring. SOme bettas naturally have that rust colored look to them.
Velvet looks like the betta was covered in gold dust - like this


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The main indicator that your Betta has Velvet is a copper or gold colored dusting over the betta's body, normally beginning at the head, but it will very quickly spread over the entire body if not treated. Bettas that have Velvet will usually be very lethargic, have clamped fins, and may not be interested in eating. It is very important to treat Velvet as soon as it becomes apparent.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:06 AM   #7 
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Thank you sooo much for the information and picture! I was trying to search on google but the image results were not helpful.
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Alot of the pics I got from Google had nothing to do with velvet too
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