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Old 04-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #41 
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Actually, I am not so sure that is velvet. My male betta has very similar coloring and when a light is shined on him or a flash from a camera he appears to have a golden metallic sheen. I really believe that is your betta's natural color as well. I have had my betta for over two months and he has always had this metallic coloring.
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You sure? D: I mean it wasn't that much when I got him, and he's been scratching against stuff. :S


Anyone else think so? D;

I really hope that's it....

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I'm not an expert, but I don't really think it is.



This is a photo of my boy and it appears very similar to yours. Maybe private message one of the more experienced members to be sure. I highly recommend Sakura8, they are very kind and helpful
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http://www.flippersandfins.net/Images/VelvetEarly.jpg

That's what velvet looks like. It is like your fish has been coated in a fine dust, and I've found the infection is usually worst around the head and gills.

What are you actually thinking the velvet is on your male? As those pictures make it very difficult to see whether there is velvet present or not.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #46 
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I'm not an expert, but I don't really think it is.



This is a photo of my boy and it appears very similar to yours. Maybe private message one of the more experienced members to be sure. I highly recommend Sakura8, they are very kind and helpful
It looks like that, but sprinkled all over his tail and some "glitter" on his body... Now Im thinking this was all for nothing. e.e

I'll see if I can get a better picture, he just moves so much D: lol


best one I could get:

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It looks like that, but sprinkled all over his tail and some "glitter" on his body
Yes that is the same as mine. The metallic coloring changes depending on the angle of the light. So sometimes it will shine from his tail and other times is will shine on his sides.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #48 
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No that I'm comparing the pics.... it probably isn't e.e

Sorry I wasted your time guys! D: I just wish I had had a good camera from the start, we could've avoided this whole mess. >.<


Well, at least all the algae is dead... and I have a sparkly fish! Lol


While I'm here, what should I do about his wilted fins? Just keep using the AQ salt?
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Actually, I would start tapering back the AQ salt as it can harm their kidneys when used over extended periods. Just warm clean water should promote fin health
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Alright, well I've only used the AQ salt like a week and a couple days so I'll just leave it there until the next water change (Sunday) since it can be used for up to 2 weeks.
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