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Old 01-12-2012, 12:26 AM   #1 
Saltycturtle
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Zorro's throat is turning white - any ideas?

Housing
What size is your tank? 28l/7 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 28C/82F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Baffled continuous pump
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 2 x Betta pellets per day, bloodworms once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? Pellets: 1 in the morning,1 in the evening

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Nitrate monitored daily, 25% change if >0, otherwise once per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat, stress zyme, aquarium salt

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate: 0
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Gradual development of grey/white discolouration under gills (throat area, see pictures)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Very little! Slight lethargy during recent ich treatment, no loss of apetite or continually clamped fins
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Slight discolouration a few days after fish purchased 3 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Ich developed 2 weeks ago (one week after purchase), just completed a week of 85F/aquarium salt/100% water changes
How old is your fish (approximately)?

First picture shows the white colour quite clearly, second picture was taken two weeks ago when ich appeared (so he's not looking his best!). Although second picture is slightly out of focus, you can see that the white is not nearly as extensive. White/grey area is slightly raised but more scaly than fuzzy or slimy.

Please help little Zorro
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