I discovered white specks on one of my sorority girls today. I have isolated her and am changing the water completely. i will add salt once i get the tank refilled. then i will turn the water temp to 85.
I have read the sticky about ick but I had a few questions.
I was wondering if i should take the decorations out and boil them or leave them in the tank?
How long should I treat with salt?
Is there anything else I can do?
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? normally 78, bumping it to 85
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 5 other female betta
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? new life spectrum betta formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3x a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a 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? none.
Have you tested your water? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White specks on top half of fish, clamped fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? clamped fins, lethargic, hides in darkest cave in the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? late afternoon yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No but im in the process of adding salt and changing the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not to my knowledge. I've had her for about a month
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea other than sort of young.