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Old 04-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #1 
swatid99
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Unhappy White spots on my Betta's head

I just got a new blue colored betta fish from petsmart yesterday. He is a day old and is in a 1 gallon tank for now. I noticed he has small white spots on the top of his head. I'm not sure if he was sick before I got him and if he is sick then how to treat him. I just got him and don't want him to die. Also, he's not flaring, is pretty friendly, but if I put in my finger to touch him he lets me and doesn't swim away. Is he sick or just super friendly? Thanks for any advice :)
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #2 
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First, you shouldn't really be touching your betta. I know some people like to do it, but it really isn't good for them. There is no telling what is on your hands, and you can rub off their protective slime coat.

Also, what is the texture of the spots? Are they fuzzy?

Please fill this out too so we can get an idea of his situation: (I know you just got him, so fill out whatever applies)

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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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