Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #1 
Dis2cruise
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Don't know what is wrong with my daughters betta

Yesterday he was swimming up a storm today not really hes sleeping on the bottom however, when he swims his belly ( btw he is a blue betta) is white and it almost looks like white mold is on it...what can it be?
Dis2cruise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #2 
Fieldz
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Did you check Ich? If its Ich do salt treat and you should be fine.
Fieldz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #3 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Ich looks like grains of salt... it sounds like it could be fungus. Does it look like the attached picture, to a more/lesser degree? If you could fill this out to the best of your knowledge it will help us to diagnose, treat and prevent.
But to me it sort of sounds like fungus:
•Symptoms: White cottony like patches on its body or head, Lethargic, Not eating, Clamped Fins, Pale Colors
•Treatment: Conservative: Lower temperature below 76* F and treat with Aq.Salt at 1 tsp/gal. Increase water changes to 100% daily. Replace accurate amount of salt following water changes. Never continue salt treatments for more than 10 days. Medication: If Conservative treatment is ineffective after 10 days or you see the fungus spread rapidly during the course of conservative treatment, move to medication. Add “Fungus Eliminator” by Jungle, API Erythromycin, API Fungus Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR Mardel’s Maracyn II. Change water every day and add a new dose of the same medication. Continue until all fungus has disappeared.
** make sure to dissolve the salt completely prior to adding with your fish, salt could burn them if not dissolved.

Fill this out please =)

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)?

I wish you the best and luck!
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Myates; 09-28-2011 at 10:46 AM.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help please my daughters betta is sick Sparky Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 35 08-16-2009 12:36 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.