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Old 03-08-2010, 05:11 PM   #1 
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What is this white spot?

So its been on the Betta since I got him. (I didn't see it until I got home)

Its not "cottony" it just looks like a gray/white scale, its not protruding, doesn't look like ick.

I have 3/8th teaspoons of salt in the water, and its heated to 76-77* (not adjustable)

He is eating, but he only eats bloodworms atm, he will eat the pellets occasionally.

Hes active and swimming around and looks happy... just a white spot since I got him. I wasn't concerned at first, but many websites say white spots are bad.

Should I be concerned?


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Old 03-13-2010, 10:43 AM   #2 
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Treat the tank just in case. Use less than it says on the bottle, since the medicine is really strong.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:05 PM   #3 
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I wouldn't treat him with medicine, it looks like normal scale coloring to me. I would only treat if it spreads. The salt you put in is good enough for now...but it looks to me to be just a light pigmented scale. Medicines are not the best first resort unless something is really bad. Salt baths are a better first alternative.

To me it looks okay, just keep a good eye on it It is definitely not ich, and the bacteria or fungus would have that cottony look and spread.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #4 
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he's a teenager with a pimple
keep an eye on it and leave it... bit of salt and clean water and see what happens. no panic. even if its something, it wont kill him that fast id say
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:27 PM   #5 
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I agree with JamieTron and Neelie. You should only use medication as a last resort. Just watch it carefully and if it spreads than you can use medication.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:56 AM   #6 
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It is true. It looks like some pigmentation issue to me. Nothing to really worry about unless it starts to spread. The salt baths is sufficient at this moment. Anyway, you may want to keep an eye on the water and make sure that it is clean.

Remember, medication is the last resort just like what our betta lovers have said earlier.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:24 AM   #7 
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We used to use dry "Ketapang" leaf to heal white spot.

Put dry "Ketapang" leaf inside the bottle until the water darker. Then, leave the dry "Ketapang" leaf with Betta Fish. Something like this.

But, i dunno know where you can get dry "Ketapang" leaf.


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