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Old 06-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #1 
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Silver on Goku's Face/Chin/Gills????

Okay I am staying calm here... Goku has some kind of weird silver glaze (its VERY SHINY) all around his chin, in front of his gills (basically his jaw) and around his tiny gills on front.

I am fabricating a picture ASAP but its SO hard to get a close up on a cell phone. Even with my crappy point and shoot it just can't get in close enough to get a picture of him =( maybe a video, but I don't want to host it on youtube just to show it off.


You can actually see a little bit of it on the picture of goku I last took... its just reallly shiny today =/

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #2 
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API Ammonia Test Kit: .25 (Water Change Tonight???????)
API Ph Test Kit: 7.6 (Good? Bad?)

How often should I be testing?
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:34 PM   #3 
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Pics! Finally... He keeps swimming back and forth in the same spot on the front of the glass (where the filter is pointing). I don't know if this is the same as his normal zigzagging up and down, or if something is wrong.... =(



I can't get to a Petstore til tomorrow around noon... I just did a 50% change yesterday.. I cant imagine what his ammonia levels were at before the change D=


IS IT FUNGUS????????? His betta flakes?????
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:46 PM   #4 
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mine and my sisters red bettas chins turned silver too. I assumed it was from stress as I hadn't read anything previous about it being disease related. <=[ I really hope it's not serious.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:03 PM   #5 
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I googled "Betta Fungus" and got alot of pics just like this. I am going to get some treatment tomorrow =(
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:30 AM   #6 
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I hope this isn't a side effect of the plant food I added...... Its API Leaf Zone
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:37 AM   #7 
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I really don't see anything wrong with his face...maybe it's just the natural coloring? Then again it's hard to tell from those pictures. Hopefully it's nothing serious, I wouldn't panic too bad.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:59 AM   #8 
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Yeah its just he's never had that white around his gills/beard. Would it hurt to get some fungus stuff just to be sure? I don't wanna fix what isn't broken and make him sick. :(
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #9 
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OHMYGOD I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
HERE

Is that what you meant?
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:07 PM   #10 
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LL-My betta has that too. I think it's just natural coloring. Or now that I've read this I hope it's natural coloring.
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