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Old 12-15-2011, 06:58 PM   #11 
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by dechlor she means a tap water conditioner that removes chlorine
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #12 
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by dechlor she means a tap water conditioner that removes chlorine
^ Yes that.
Don't do another water change. Just make sure there's no salt in the water.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #13 
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okay. Water change is to remove parasites, and how about that white growth thing?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #14 
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No. The water change won't remove the parasites. We aren't even sure that he has them. If he does (which if you had a picture of him that would help a ton) then you need to get medicated pellets and parasite medication.
I'm also not sure about the white thing, as it could be a number of different things.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:11 PM   #15 
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Picture of white thing

http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=20459
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:14 PM   #16 
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It's hard to tell by that picture. Could you get different angles and more clear?
Cuz from that picture it just looks like marbling.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #17 
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It's hard to tell by that picture. Could you get different angles and more clear?
Cuz from that picture it just looks like marbling.
Ill post pics tomorrow.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #18 
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Star- I'm going to go ahead and respond here instead of on the wall, it will make it easier to communicate and share, etc. :)

He's a nice looking boy..
Look for white specs on him, similar to grains of salt.. or wiggly worm-like objects on his body.
When he goes to the bathroom, is his waste brown-red or white and stringy?

The lump looks like it may be lymphocystis, which if that is the case then all you can do is keep the water clean until it runs it's course. If it "pops" then you will need to do a large water change to avoid infections. If it is lymph, then there is no treatment for it, just keep up with regular water changes, possibly even adding another small one depending upon size of tank, water change schedule. In time it will go away on it's own.

It may also be a tumor, and that there is no treatment for it other then clean water...

Now, you say darting.. does it seem as if he is trying to scratch himself on things.. or is he sitting still then takes off for a split second then stops right away?
Or is he swimming up and down, all over quickly?
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:33 PM   #19 
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Myates- I dont see any white specs or anything, just that lymphocystis thing. His waste is browish-red. He DOES dart for like 5 seconds then stops for a rest. Poor little thing. He also seems like he's scratching against the corners for a split second. The only time he rests (i believe so) is for like 5-10 min. then he would dart all over again. Poor fish :(
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #20 
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Poor guy, that sounds like parasites. Since we don't know if they are internal or external, a good broad spectrum medication like API General Cure would be ideal. His appetite is still good right?

I've seen those white patches on dragon scaled bettas before. One of my own plakats has one as well and seems more less unaffected by it. I think he's had it for at least 5 months now. Just make sure you keep his water clean and it should either go away on it's own or remain benign.
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