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Old 01-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #1 
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White Spikes?

My betta has white spikes or spurs one on each ventral fin. has anyone encountered this before and should i be worried? Any info is appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #2 
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white spikes?? Do you have any pictures?
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Ill try get some pictures if not ill illustrate on a anatomy picture where they are.
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Alright i managed to get a passable picture sorry about the seize and quality its from my mobile, The first picture is my actual fish and the second is a picture i found online that looks like my fish i illustrated where they are, slightly exaggerated.

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Ive never seen that. I'm not sure what that could be..O.o Is it fuzzy?
Hows he acting?
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There not fuzzy at all from what i can see, I would say there bone spurs but they dont have bone in there fins do they? He is acting normally keeps adding to his bubblenest follows me around everywhere. All indications that he is fine from what I have observed.
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Well...thats odd. Yeah they dont have bones in their fins. Well, I would add aquarium salt or give him a salt bath just in case. And I would watch him for a few days to make sure if hes okay, until someone can figure out/tell you what it is.
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Thanks for that, With the aquarium salt do i dissolve it and then add it into his tank with him in there or should i take him out put it in and then place him back in? As i think salt baths are different as well.

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Well, what do for mine is:
Put him in a one gallon bowl/tupperware thingy after I put a little bit of aquarium salt in there. read the box for the required amount.
Meanwhile, I clean his tank throughly. Exspecially if hes sick to kill anything in there. After its clean and filled up, dissolve salt and put it in the tank and then add him in there.
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