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Old 07-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #1 
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Can ick by white flakes instead of white dots?? please help!

I think i'm having an ick outbreak, 4 of my bettas show symptoms, two have white flakes instead of dots, and the other two have only a couple of dots. I'm not sure if it is ick or not, they are not acting sick. I use the same cups to do all of their water changes and just did a water change day yesterday. Should I treat all of my bettas with copper safe, even the ones that don't show any symptoms??

tank size- 2 tanks are5gal, the other 2 are3gal

no filtration
no heater but temp between ok between 77-80 on these summer days
maintenance- 5gal 100% change once a week, 3gal- 100% change every 5 days.
symptoms, white dots, lines, flakes.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #2 
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I need to see pictures in order to see what you're talking about.

But in the event on an ick outbreak you should sanitize all your equipment and treat everyone because it is contagious. Try to keep temps up at 85-86 and do two weekly water changes to each tanks at 60-80%
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