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Old 07-27-2008, 06:34 PM   #1 
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Sick Betta?

I am extremely happy to report that Jasper has recovered from his case of ich. However, I think he may have a case of velvet, but I'm not sure. His color is fading from a solid red to a sort of "rainbowish"/metallic sort of red. In addition, if I shine a flashlight on him, it looks like he has a goldish sort of dust on him. But other than the loss of coloration, he exhibits no other symptoms of velvet. No darting, flashing, or scratching. I have the medicine to treat him, but am not sure if I should use it, because I'm not sure if he actually has velvet or not. Any advice?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:49 PM   #2 
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Goldish dust, sure sounds like velvet. If your sure that is what you are seeing I would go ahead and treat it before it does get to the point that he is exibiting any other symptoms. Just make sure that you do a partial water change and use some carbon in your filter to get all of the other medication out before starting the new one.
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I have pictures of him but I'm not sure how to post them :\
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:52 PM   #4 
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It sounds like you may be over worrying it a little, it's probably good to get a second opinion before you start treating. Velvet treatment can be rough on bettas, which are very sensitive to medication.

Here's a link on how to post photos:
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18043
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