What size is your tank?29 gallons
What temperature is your tank?77degrees
Does your tank have a filter?yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?yes somewhat..non-adjustable heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 yellow guppies and 3 platies and 3 apple snails..
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?New life spectrum
How often do you feed your betta fish?Daily
How often do you perform a water change?weekly
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?Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?Yesterday my betta had 2 small dots on his face..I tried not to panick and told myself maybe it was just sand....Then this morning I noticed 2 more white dots on his fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?He is eating and acting normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I've had my guppies and platys for almost 2 weeks...They seemed fine..healthy
...So we added our betta in the 29 gallon...all was well...they are getting along great...So 3 days ago I went and got new plants for them to hide in...Yesterday is when I started to notice the dots on my bettas head....Then the next morning (this morning) he has a few on his fin....My guppies and platys are still acting fine...no spots on them yet...no flashing either...I am pretty sure what my betta has is ick ...Not sure if it is from the guppies/platys because they are still acting healthy and fine... or the plants?..Or maybe somehow he had it all along and the other tank he was in just didn't have the best lighting...in any case...I am looking for the best way to treat this...At this point I need to treat the whole tank right? What is the best way to treat for ick? I plan on finding an adjustable heater today so I can slowly raise the temperature...Is there anything else I can try in combination with raising the temp.?