Originally Posted by Laki
Ok, done some more digging around. I think Lakitu has fin rot. They've been getting thinner. And he has what I think might be velvet on his head. The "velvet" is white and not gold colored as mentioned in the sickness thread I just read. Can I buy sea salt tonight and treat him? I cannot get to pet store for aq salt tonight, maybe tomorrow but I wanna do something tonight!!
He is not rubbing against anything as if he's itchy..He's acting perfectly fine.
So sorry your fish is sick, it is very scary. Bettas are very strong and heal very well.
My Betta had his fins clenched really tight , no appetite, And with a strrong magniying glass I could see something whitish all over his head. I thought it was fin rot or maybe velvet or ick. I read that fungus looks can look like velvet but is not yellow, it's white. My betta was not eating or swimming for 5 days. I used a small tank to treat him with salt. I also used Bettafix, unknowing it was not safe. I also kept him in the dark. the next day he was swimming around, his fins were out. It took a couple of days to get him to eat. I stll have him isolated, and using the salt treatment. Good luck!