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Old 03-30-2010, 03:59 PM   #1 
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Re: EMERGENCY with pics

At least to me it is. My red Betta Reefer has some splotches all over him, where it looks like his color is just faded out but it doesn't look normal to me. He is eating and acting 100% normal but I just noticed all this.

He is in a 2.5gallon. No Filter. 100% water changes twice weekly. Temp is 72degrees.Always put water conditioner in.


Anyone know what could be wrong and how I could fix this?
Reefer is my Baby

heres the pics taken with my cellphone
They suck but you can kinda see the color diffrence
Its spreading

In this first pic you can see it on his head and his side

In this second pic you can see it on his side alittle but you can also see that his fins are all stuck together.

Iv started putting aquarium salt in today hoping that will help. Iv been cleaning his tank every 2-3days now and iv thrown his gravel away.


Any ideas?
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:13 PM   #2 
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Is it fuzzy? The temp. seems a little cold too. Is he lethargic?

What do you have on hand for meds?
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #3 
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I think it might be alittle fuzzy but its hard to say.
None of my other bettas have this problem and none ever have.
Only thing I have is aquarium salt and water conditioner

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:01 PM   #4 
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white fuzzy stuff = columnaris which can come from a high ammonia level in the water. I have had 3 die from this b/c i did not know how to treat it back then =[
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:03 PM   #5 
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It could be the start of columnaris. I can't tell though. I have had two bettas die from it. I can't really tell you much about columnaris, or how to cure it, but someone else might.

Good luck, and I hope Reefer gets better!
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:10 PM   #6 
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Anyone know how to cure this???????
PLEASE?
Im Scared now

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:13 PM   #7 
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no one has confirmed it yet, we need an expert *bump* like i said, i lost mine to that b/c i had no clue what it was and what to do until it was to late =[ hang in their!
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #8 
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I looked up pictures of columnaris on bettas and thats exactly what it
Looks like

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:58 PM   #9 
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I haven't dealed with columnaris either myself. Until someone who has gone through it, google it extensively. Lots of bettas get columnaris (or so it seems), so there must be good info out there on the internet!
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I would try treating it with tetracycline.
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