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Old 01-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #1 
pinkcupid765
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Skylar has Ick! Am I doing everything right?

SOooo my baby boy Skylar has Ick! This is the first disease that I've had to deal with, but i'm pretty sure I've got it all down!

Housing
What size is your tank? 2gal (Quarantine tank)
What temperature is your tank? 78-84
Does your tank have a filter? Not for his QT
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope
Is your tank heated? Nope, but my room is SUPER hot...
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One "Betta Buffet" Flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 time a day, 6 days a week

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Uhh, Water conditioner, Meds if needed.

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? His Chin is White (That's how he gets when he's stressed) and the little white dots...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Uhm.. He's not as active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few days ago. It was just one lonely dot, so I ignored it... Then a few more came sooo yea
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I'm using Ick medicine called "Cure-Ick" and I've added AQ salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Uhhmmm, 6-7 months??

Since i've treated him already 4-5 dots have fallen off! He only had a few to begin with. It was in the early stages. I was just lucky enough to catch it soon!

NOTE! He's usually in a filtered 2gal tank. But now i've moved him to a QT tank.

He's getting better as we speak! I'm just makin sure im not missing anything. He only has a few dots left.
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