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Old 12-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #1 
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White fuzzy... scars?

My new betta fish seems to have 2 wart-like fuzzy white scrapes on his back. One is horizontal across the top of his head, and it's like some kind of bulging scar tissue.
Also, there's one 1/4 inch in front of his dorsal fin. Same deal. Vertical up his side and across his back. Any idea what it is?
I'm actually treating fin rot with Kosher salt and I'm also wondering how many times a week I have to add 1 tsp for the 1 gallon tank. 1 tsp per day? New, concerned betta owner Thanks!
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Hi, I don't suppose you could post pictures of these wounds, could you? That would help with the diagnosis because just from the description, they could be a lot of things. Wounds, columnaris, ulcers, missing scales . . .

Kosher salt is good but when you can, to be on the safe side, pick up some AQ salt. It's cheaper too. Don't want to use up all your good cooking salt.

When treating with salt in a 1g tank, do 100% water changes every day and redose the salt. Don't add in salt every day because salt doesn't evaporate so you'd just be building up lots and lots of salt and eventually, it would reach toxic levels.
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Hi, I don't suppose you could post pictures of these wounds, could you? That would help with the diagnosis because just from the description, they could be a lot of things. Wounds, columnaris, ulcers, missing scales . . .

Kosher salt is good but when you can, to be on the safe side, pick up some AQ salt. It's cheaper too. Don't want to use up all your good cooking salt.

When treating with salt in a 1g tank, do 100% water changes every day and redose the salt. Don't add in salt every day because salt doesn't evaporate so you'd just be building up lots and lots of salt and eventually, it would reach toxic levels.
This is as close as I can get! He's mostly friendly except for my mom's huuuuge camera. I used that, but he swims away, and it's quite blurry here. My digital camera isn't compatible with the computer so this mnight be as good as it gets!
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #4 
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The marks look a little raised up, is that right? Do they have an uneven, almost cauliflower-like appearance?
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