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Old 04-11-2012, 10:10 AM   #1 
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OMG is it ICK????

Never had a sick fish before and I still don't know 100% if this is really ick but if someone can help me and give me ideas for treatments it would be appreciate.

Housing
What size is your tank? 2gallon
What temperature is your tank? Presently 72 or 74 because the heater we ordered hasn't come in yet. We've had the fish for about 1 week. Will heat it to 78 when I get the heater like all my other tanks.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes. It's a Fluval Spec.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Not yet.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets in morning and 3 at night.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 50% and one 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner.

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

EVERYTHING IS FINE. Lol!

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Small perfectly round white dots on his fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No haven't started.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No. Had it for a week only and he didn't have that at the store.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Hummm.... Not a year old.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #2 
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Never had a sick fish before and I still don't know 100% if this is really ick but if someone can help me and give me ideas for treatments it would be appreciate.

Housing
What size is your tank? 2gallon
What temperature is your tank? Presently 72 or 74 because the heater we ordered hasn't come in yet. We've had the fish for about 1 week. Will heat it to 78 when I get the heater like all my other tanks.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes. It's a Fluval Spec.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Not yet.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets in morning and 3 at night.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 50% and one 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner.

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

EVERYTHING IS FINE. Lol!

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Small perfectly round white dots on his fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No haven't started.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No. Had it for a week only and he didn't have that at the store.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Hummm.... Not a year old.

Do you have a picture?If we could see a picture we might be able to tell you what it might be quicker!
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #3 
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If the betta is infected by ich, I would separate and treat him with anti-ich water medicines. The treatment is done every 24 hours with new water until the tiny white spots gone.
In other way the treatment can also be done with aquarium salt..it depends on which way is good and effective for you.
If you suspect that your betta is infected by ich, it is better to give him treatment immediately as this disease can be fatal.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:36 AM   #4 
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We've put him in a 1 gallon hospital tank and are treating him with aquarium salt with the correct concentration that I found ine the sticky about diseases on this website. We'll be doing that for about 10 to 14 days. Fingers crossed!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #5 
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also buy ich meds and you should rlly tell us ur wter stuff and we mean w hat brand of food do you feed. is your tank cycled?
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #6 
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Maybe the betta is stressed and prone to this disease..hope he will recover soon!
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:42 PM   #7 
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Please read my post!
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #8 
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This is the fish: You can also see a few white spots on his tail:
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #9 
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But, he also looks bloated....It's been two days and I haven't found any poop at the bottom of the ''hospital tank''.... what should I do? stress coat maybe?....

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #10 
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get a cooked pea and remove the shell and cut it in half, then cut that in half and let him at it, that should fix his constipation, which is completely unrelated to your possible ich, which is extremely mild, if existent at ll, just use aq salt for awhile and go to the sotre and buy some mild ich meds, nothin big, you caught it early.
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