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Old 04-13-2011, 07:13 PM   #1 
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What else could it be??

The girls are still scratching on the gravel and they show no signs of velvet or ich and receive Aquari-sol as weekly maintenance... There are no other symptoms of illness, just the constant scratching. Not all the girls are doing it either, only 2-3 of the 5 in there... hmmmm.... it's a stumper and I don't want them to injure themselves!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:11 AM   #2 
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The girls are still scratching on the gravel and they show no signs of velvet or ich and receive Aquari-sol as weekly maintenance... There are no other symptoms of illness, just the constant scratching. Not all the girls are doing it either, only 2-3 of the 5 in there... hmmmm.... it's a stumper and I don't want them to injure themselves!

Oh, no, you are having fishy problems too?

Strange....maybe another type of parasite that's hard to see? I am stumped....

Hope you figure it out
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #3 
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Have you try to treat with anything besides aquari-sol? Could you examine your fish closely and see if there is anything on the scales? I was just wondering if you could answer as many questions as you can. It may help the members figure out faster what is wrong with your fish.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:24 PM   #4 
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Have you try to treat with anything besides aquari-sol? Could you examine your fish closely and see if there is anything on the scales? I was just wondering if you could answer as many questions as you can. It may help the members figure out faster what is wrong with your fish.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, but I don't use it
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 5 female sorority

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Attison's Betta Pro with weekly frozen bloodworm treat. Unless I'm conditioning them..
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?Every other day since I don't filter
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Now I use Aquari-sol as weekly maintenance

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 2 ppm before water change
pH: 6.8
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No changes - well no change now from their normal appearance. They use to show the light gold dusting of velvet
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Scratching on gravel
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Treated for velvet cuz I saw symptoms of parasites on body - typical Aquarisol treatment for 1.5 weeks. Now I'm not treating since it's no longer there..
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)?Range 4-6 months
Haha sorry, I post so much on this site that I figured the members that would help the most already knew about my situation... my bad!
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