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Old 06-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #11 
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It could also be an external parasite? (I suppose)
Here's some more info on columnaris:
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Also, maybe you'd want to feed him 2-3 pellets per day only. 6 pellets is too much!
A betta's stomach is as small as it's eye, remember that!
Good luck!
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #12 
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Hopefully, you've caught it in time... follow all anti-biotic treatments for the number of days mentioned, even if your fella seems all better. Treat with salt no more than 10 days.

Watch your other fish carefully for symptoms.

Good luck to you and your bettas!
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:34 AM   #13 
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The white fuzzy stuff looks like mold.... hopefully he didn't get mold on him?
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #14 
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Also, I maybe wrong, but that white stuff attached to your brother's betta is quite close to where the rectum is. Are you sure it isn't poop? Sometimes it sticks to the rectum for sometime before falling off.
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I don't mean to be mean to the latest poster, but if it is poop why is it also on the gill? Sorry if I showed offence :(
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I don't mean to be mean to the latest poster, but if it is poop why is it also on the gill? Sorry if I showed offence :(
No offence taken mate. I know it was a stupid thing that I suggested it might be poop, but I was only stating the possibility no matter how odd it seemed.
Sorry.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #17 
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No offence taken mate. I know it was a stupid thing that I suggested it might be poop, but I was only stating the possibility no matter how odd it seemed.
Sorry.
Its okay. I state stupid stuff a lot too. It might be old moldy stringy poo. But to me it seriously looks like mold.
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It is possible that your betta has flexibacter columnaris:
http://www.flippersandfins.net/flexibacter.htm
(Sorry to be posting after a post)
My laptop says this site is suspended. Here is a link too that can help: http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Columnaris.html

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My laptop says this site is suspended. Here is a link too that can help: http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Columnaris.html
That's the same link that I shared! :P
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #20 
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That's odd... It was working up through last evening...

Yes, F. Columnaris looks similar to many things. But due to the symptoms & tank conditions presented (and the photo), it is the most likely diagnosis... and time is of the essense in treating it.

Thank you for the additional Columnaris link, especially the other link is down at the moment...
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