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Old 03-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #1 
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Sick betta?please help Pics

his scales are turning white in Patches? he is currently in a 5 gallon with 2 Filters a cartridge one and a sponge one. He acts normally nothing has changed except the patches and sides of the white scales on some of them there is a little black yesterday I did a 35% water change he also has a heater.he doesn't itch himself or dart either.











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Old 03-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #2 
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #4 
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please need to know fi something is wrong
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #6 
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Honestly, he might just be marbling. From your pictures it doesn't look like anything's wrong-- I can't see any tears or weirdness on his fins and his scales look fine. You mentioned he's perky and his behavior hasn't changed, so that's also a good sign.

Marbling is perfectly harmless and not something you need to worry about. Sometimes your fish will change colour! :) It happens. As long as his behavior doesn't change and you don't start to notice anything that looks like actual fin/scale damage, I'd say he's fine.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:16 PM   #7 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank?76
Does your tank have a filter? yes 2 cartridge and sponge
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 ghost shrimp

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes and blood worm but he doesn't seem to like blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day and skip a day every week

Maintenance

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? 25-35%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner on the water im adding and rarely bacteria supplement

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

Ammonia: < 0.02
Nitrite:don't know
Nitrate:don't know
pH:don't know
Hardness:don't know
Alkalinity: don't know

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your Betta fish's appearance changed? he seems to be turning white in patches
How has your Betta fish's behavior changed?none
When did you start noticing the symptoms?few days ago but wasn't sure.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes did 1 week treatment of Jungle life guard
Does your fish have any history of being ill? well I got him from petsmart so I dunno
How old is your fish (approximately)?not sure got him from petsmart but his colors are flourishing much more color then when i got him
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #8 
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I think he's just marbling, looks fine to me
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #9 
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ok thank god relief
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #10 
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I really not sure but i read that marble betta can only get darker color not from dark to white patches.

Keep eye on him i hope it nothing...

I am not sure because i don't cycle but i think you also need to use siphon to vacuum the bottom of the tank:)
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