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Old 12-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Oh no!! Fish with velvit?

I think Posiden has velvit! I have no clue how he got it; I think I bought him with it. And I have NO clue how to treat it!

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* Rubbing up agunst rocks, tank, plants
* Gold spots on head

Pleas help and provide any knowlge of this.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:16 AM   #2 
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Velvet is treated pretty much the same way as Ich, with an anti-parasitic treatment.

I've only seen it once in my tanks. Most people seem to have the best luck treating with Aquarisol; but I couldn't find that around here, so I treated with Quick Cure and that worked for me. Aside from medicine, you need to up the temperature to about 82 degrees and keep his light off. Velvet needs light to stay alive, so keep him in the darkest place possible. During treatment, you need to make sure his water stays extremely clean to prevent any secondary infections.


Just make sure it's velvet first. If he's got gold areas on him, especially around his gills, it's probably not velvet, but his natural coloring. If it appears more like he's covered with sand, that is velvet. Try to get a closer look at it by turning off all lights and shining a flashlight on him.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #3 
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oh, well am i ever embresed. He has like gold patches around his gills not sand looking stuff. I didnt know bettas could be shiny gold. Thats really cool. Im glad its not velvit!

But he still scratches agenst the rocks and corner of the tank. And I dont know why.

I also knotesed that he has indents (or scratches. Im not shure) on the sides of his body. Would you know how to help heal that?

Sorry no picts right now. I don't have a camera.8)
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #4 
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don't be embarrassed, It's not your fault you didn't know! Maybe for those indentations you noticed you could use bettafix? (just a suggestion)
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #5 
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Warm, clean water with some salt helps.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:10 PM   #6 
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I have no clue whrer to get bettafix. I'v looked every where. Any idea where to get some? (thanks for the suggestion)

Would Betta Revive work? I kmow where to get it. dose it work well?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:12 PM   #7 
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Clean water is the best medicine.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:09 PM   #8 
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I agree with DQ, cleaning his water regularly and adding some aquarium salt should help tremendously! Oh and making sure he's nice and toasty!lol
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #9 
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Loppy, I wouldn't do meds for this. It just stresses the fish out. Clean water and salt as I an a few others just said will be suffice.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #10 
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ok. thanks for all the help.=)
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