Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #1 
ledosholas
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: oklahoma
Help me!

my betta fish Jasper used to be a deep blue but now it looks like he is losing color, he doesn't seem like he's sick though. he still eats normal and swims around like he always has. what could be the problem?
ledosholas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 10:38 AM   #2 
BettaxFishxCrazy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Whats the temperature of the tank? If it gets too cold, they can get really stressed out and start losing their color.
BettaxFishxCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:34 PM   #3 
ledosholas
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: oklahoma
it stays about 80. he also has small black spots on his fins could it be a disease? we did a 50% water change and he seems happier, but we do have hard water.
ledosholas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:44 PM   #4 
Betta Fish Bob
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
I will ask the obvious and say did you add aquarium salt in the water change.

However, black spot disease is an affliction of fresh water fish, not usually bettas, but it can be. It usually goes away on its own, but removal to a quarantine tank, tank water change-out, etc. can't hurt.

If you want to treat "black spot" disease, use formalin, which is very strong! Use gloves, follow directions EXACTLY.

The scientific name is Posthodiplostomum, and formalin should only be used in a hospital tank at about 75 ppm. And even then, only a one hour exposure.

I would personally just do a QT, water change, salt like usual.
Betta Fish Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.