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Old 07-28-2009, 11:37 PM   #1 
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Angry white under mouth

i just rescued 2 bettas on sunday and they both have white under their mouths..i think i read somewhere that thats ich? i think? if not can someone correct me.

i'll be going to buy them medication tomorrow will the Jungle Fugus Eliminator take care of that?
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If they look like they've been sprinkled with salt then thats ick.
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no its not all over their bodies just under their mouths...it looks powdery
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That sounds exactly like my rescue fishy!!
He has the exact same thing and I dont know what is wrong with him either!!
I thought it could be velvet?
Any thoughts?
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Could be Velvet, could be mouth fungus. I'd start with salt baths, if that does not clear it up go with Jungle Fungus Eliminator (JFE). If it is Velvet then you want something for Velvet, I would use aquarisol.
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yeah i gave them both salt baths and it doesnt look like its clearing up. I was doing some searching online and I think it might be a fugus but Velvet also crossed my mind. If I have enough money I'll get medication for both, Velvet and fugus, today.
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If treating for velvet get the tank temperature up around 82 degrees Fahrenheit and keep the tank dark.

The velvet parasite hates warm water and darkness.
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what if I just have them in vases though? since I just rescued them I havent put them into tanks cuz I knew I would have to treat them for something since they were in such poor conditions so I put them in vases to make water changes easier. Once I get them back to health I plan on splitting a 10gallon tank. Its just waiting in my closet for them to get better :(
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Cover the vases with a towel then. At least keep light out. Ich is the same way, raise the temp, no lights, plus the required meds.

Temp and lights out are not needed, they just help speed up the process.
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thank u!

so i had to settle for JFC cuz petsmart didnt have JFE and its fixing their fin rot..i can see fin regrowth starting which im REALLY excited about but it hasnt got rid or showing any signs of it getting rid of their mouth fungus. should i wait to put in a second dosage or should i jus go out and get JFE and not put a second dosage of JFC?
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