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Old 04-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Betta has scab on head?

Today I looked and noticed my blue betta has a weird looking brown scab on his head. Yes, my betta's are in the same tank because the other tank broke. There's a divider in the middle, and the tank isn't small. http://www.flickr.com/photos/58529977@N06/6897361798/
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #2 
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His caudal fin looks like it's been chewed or cut off pretty well. Has he gotten in a fight or stuck on a filter recently? Either would explain his tail and the coloring on his head.

For treatment, for now just try cleaner water. Up the changes to the tank that you're a;ready doing since you've got twice the fish in there now, and up the changes again to keep the water a little cleaner too.

does the spot on his head looks puffy or sunken in? Or does it look like regular scaling where it is?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #3 
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Good luck with ur betta buddys....id guess maby try aquarium salt & api stress coat for a week 1teaspoon per gallon....
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #4 
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The coloration may be from the faucet water what kinda water conditioner do u use? The api stree coat has water conditionder in it as well....also check ur ph...I checked the faucet water from the local town I'm staying in and the ph is 8.2+ which isn't the best for the little buddys. 7.0 is the best
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