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Old 07-13-2011, 08:46 PM   #1 
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Exclamation i really need some help (i cannot post pictures) it is urgent!

Some of My harlequin rasboras have white on their bodies and fin tips I can't really explain it its like tiny white rashes all over the body it started out as a white spot on one fish's mouth and has spread to most of my rasboras but not my betta. I have ruled out columnaris or cotton mouth as they would have died by now they are all eating but they frequently nibble at my gravel and ornaments do you have any ideas as to what the disease is?

Also they are all eating and their colors don't show they are stressed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #2 
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Does it look like they were sprinkled with salt? If so it's probably ick.

IF you could fill out the sticky it would help in advising you on treatment.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #3 
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I feel dumb but what is a sticky?
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #4 
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Please fill out the sticky at the top of the disease section and get a pic if possible. It is difficult to figure out this sort of thing without a photo. Please be as descriptive as possible when you fill out the form.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #5 
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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 07-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #6 
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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)?
If you READ my post a lot of this is answered....
I have a planted 20 gallon tank that is at 80 degrees and has a filter and airstone
My betta is with 7 harlequin rasboras

I feed my betta hikari pellets and blood worms twice a week (he jumps for his food) he hasn't been effected yet but I just added him saturday

I first noticed ONE white dot on a rasboras mouth about a three days after I added them
The rasboras eat bloodworms once a week and tetramin flakes twice a day I fast all my fish one day a week
Its not columnaris or cotton mouth they have had the disease about a week they swim fine and their colors don't show stress

I did a 25 percent water change today and a twenty percent yesterday and all the tests came up fine BUT my water is a little cloudy like a haze has formed

I am on my phone and posting is very difficult
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #7 
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Actually, NONE of that was answered. We are only trying to help and giving 'tude isn't going to help your problem. :/
Maybe if you finished your phone call before posting this, you wouldn't have such an attitude....

You most likely have Ick.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #8 
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Sorry about that I'm not talking on the phone I'm on the phones internet and your right none of it was I didn't copy the whole post from the other website and sorry about the attitude I will be quiet now.

Its not really white its more like a semi transparent film that is on the body and mouth of the fish like small splotches
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:43 PM   #9 
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Anything that rings a bell like that to me would be columnaris (also called cotton mouth) - which is highly contagious and doesn't exactly kill unless left untreated for some time. Do your fish breathe rapidly?

Giving us the readings of the test would be helpful as well.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:43 PM   #10 
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How long has the tank been set up? Was it cycled? Were all the fish added at once? What is your water change schedule?

Are the rasboras darting/scratching or so they have any other symptoms?

Does it look like one of these?

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