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 10-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #1 
PedrottisGirl
New Member
 
PedrottisGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Dark Spots on his head

I'm worried about my boy Caffery, I got him a week ago and he had these spots on his face. I thought he was just a little dirty since he was living in those tiny cups, but its been a week and the spots haven't gone away if anything they have gotten larger. I think I attached a picture that I just took of him. New to the forums and owning betta's hopefully someone can help me. I'm just concerned for my little guy.

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallon, but its split in the middle so 2.5 for each betta
What temperature is your tank? 80*
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Lives alone. Divided tank so there is another betta on the other side

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 to 5 times a day 1 pellet each time

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aged water that has been conditioned with Aqueon Water Conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Caffery has this brown spot on the top of his head and around his lips and it might slowly be getting larger but Iím not sure
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he hasenít changed his behavior still energetic and loves to eat
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed the spots when I bought him about a week ago, they seem to be getting bigger
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No because im not sure if its just his coloring
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, he is a new fish for me
How old is your fish (approximately)? Just got himÖ.probably a year or soÖ.got him from Petsmart
Attached Images
 
PedrottisGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 08:14 PM   #2 
BettaMiah
Member
 
BettaMiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Colorado
Can you get a closer up pictrure? He might very well be Dragoning.

He is very pretty By the way!
BettaMiah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #3 
PedrottisGirl
New Member
 
PedrottisGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Is this any better?

...he isn't the most cooperative model...
Attached Images
 
PedrottisGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 08:33 PM   #4 
Gizmothefreaky
Member
 
Gizmothefreaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane, Wa.
It looks like he is simply marbling to me. :3
Gizmothefreaky 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
White spots appearing on head mjoy79 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 08-26-2011 11:26 AM
White Spots on head? Aven Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 1 08-18-2010 02:43 PM
Betta with large dark lump on head! Bettasgalore23 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 06-21-2010 05:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.


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