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Old 04-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #1 
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Is this Velvet/Ich? (picture)

My betta has been hanging out around the rocks in his aquarium and lying against anything flat. He got his tail stuck doing so today and is now obviously sick. As recommended by someone in another post, I tried shining a flashlight on him...and something seems to be on him that doesn't look right. Can anyone tell me if this is Velvet/Ich?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:52 PM   #2 
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Sorry, I see we were supposed to provide water parameters. Ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 5. I am having a bit of trouble with his heater, and it's not heating as high as I set it to. Current temp is 74, if my thermometer is right.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #3 
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I don't see anything that looks off with him. What did you see when you shined the light on him? Ick will look like grains of salt stuck to his skin and velvet will look like a fine dusting of shiny gold powder.
If I had to guess, the low temp is affecting his behavior. I'd get a new heater and get the temp up 80* and make sure you have a good glass thermometer, the kind that stick to the glass are garbage.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #4 
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He did not have that reddish brown patch behind his gills and at the base of his tail before--he was all that shiny white with blue patches.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:47 AM   #5 
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He died in the night last night. :( If anyone has any idea what the reddish brown patch was so that I know how to treat my tank before I put in a new betta, I would appreciate it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:56 AM   #6 
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This looks a lot like what my Jenkins had died from. :( I left one day in the afternoon around 4pm to spend the night away, when I came home the next day at about 10am Jenkins was dead with that same grey-ish fuzzy looking patch on his side.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #7 
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Did you ever find out what it was Ad? I am worried about how to decontaminate the tank and still keep its cycle. I just don't want it to be some contagious infection that a new betta could get.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:05 AM   #8 
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(And Ad--Leroy and Jenkins? I LOVE IT!! I am a WoW player too. )
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:13 AM   #9 
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Not yet I haven't, but I've been on the lookout for it ever since. Googling things about it now maybe it was cotton wool disease/columnaris. Don't go quoting me on that though, until someone with more knowledge on this chimes in.

As for tank denomination...I really don't know. Since Jenkins was the only occupant at the time I just tore the whole thing down and wash everyone really well with hot water and vinger, then rinsed rinsed rinsed.

As for the names....yes...definitely a WoW player. You reggnized Leroy and Jenkins right away....there's also Wrynn's (as in Varian! :)) and Thera (which is short for 'Therazane'). All my betts with have names based from WoW. Two things I really enjoy combined!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #10 
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Ah. I'm a nasty Hordie, so I guess that's why I didn't note Wrynn right away. :) I see you're in PA like I am too! I will send you a personal note, and maybe we can connect in the game sometime.
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