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  1. Malachite Green for Velvet Treatment

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am on my fourth day of treating my Betta with malachite green for Velvet. What should I do if after four days it still hasn't gone away. The back of the bottle says treatment should usually last 3 to 4 days and I'm worried if I continue I will overmedicate him. He is still eating lots and has...
  2. Treating Velvet: Iodide in Salt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I know that salt containing iodine is not safe to use, but what about iodide? They're two side to the same coin, but is one safer than the other?
  3. Does my Betta have Velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Meet my veiltale Flame :) I just recently bought flame. My ruby red veiltale Betta. Flame was in quite terrible condition- with bad fin rot that he is still recovering from & that I still need to continue treating him for. He is much better though. He is quite the active little guy now and...
  4. HELP! I think my Betta has VELVET DISEASE!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food: What food brand do you use? New Life Do you feed...
  5. Does my betta have velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is turning black and rusty. He has rusty gold patches on his head which are spreading to his body and white:gray on his face and gills. He has trouble breathing because he is always at the top of the tank gasping for air. He has been yawning a lot. I got him from Petco about two weeks...
  6. Does my betta fish have velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought Nico in January as a baby betta fish, so she (I'm pretty sure she's a girl, the downside of choosing a gender specific name) is just about nine months old. I have her in a five gallon tank with a tank heater and small filter, and up until a few days ago she's been doing pretty good. A...
  7. Betta fish has velvet!!! Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey Guys! LONG TIME NO TALK. I am currently re-cycling a 5gal tank (it took a while for me to get the courage to adopt another Betta Baby after the previous one passed), and WHILE I WAIT, my Bubba Blu (his name hehe) is in a plain 1.5gal naked bottom acrylic "tank". He only has one black...
  8. Please! Urgent help! Velvet??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for about a week now, and when I was watching him today, and he was bumping himself against his plants every now and then. I looked it up and it said he had velvet! But one of the clear signs which is the gold or red specks near his face aren't there! I did an 100% water change...
  9. Velvet

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I saved a tiny baby betta from petco yesterday. I'm a beginner with all this betta stuff but I've been researching for 6 hours straight today.. Posted a picture of my little one on a thread earlier when I noticed some golden flakes, someone replied and said it was velvet. I've clicked tons of...
  10. Marimo and Velvet?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I was wondering if there was any danger in keeping a Marimo ball in a tank with a betta potentially ill with velvet? If not would it be okay to transfer the ball into another tank until any illness has been cared for? Thanks in advance and apologies if this is in the wrong section.
  11. Coda's betta journal & Nova's battle with velvet

    11/05/13 Hi everyone! I only have two betta so far, but I'd like to keep a journal both because I'm a new betta owner and because my newest addition, Nova, seems to have a severe case of velvet and I figured keeping track of it would be a good idea in case anyone has suggestions/tips to share...
  12. Possible case of Velvet

    Betta Fish Care
    I think Blue could possibly have a case of Velvet. When I shine a flashlight on his belly the white area reflects as gold (Blue is practically black on his body, or at least really dark blue). If he does have it (I only have a cell phone camera and can't take any good shots of it), is there any...
  13. Does my betta have velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed a silver lining on my betta's gills one night when he caught his reflection and started flaring. It scared me because his face is usually all black. I did some googling to try to see if its just something that happens when he is in fighting mode but I didn't find any solid answers...
  14. Velvet disease or just excited Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am new this forum and very new to owning a Betta fish. This is actually my first fish ever :) So, being the worry wort I am I want to make sure to ask all sorts of questions from exp'd Betta lovers. Here is my worry. I have had him for four day, three of them he has been in a 1 gallon...
  15. Worried new Batta mom...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am worried about my fish. He is a rather large orange Betta and I just got him from a friend who had him nearly a year. I named him "Guppy" and already am in love with the little guy. He came to me in a tiny half gallon tank, he has been accustomed to a one gallon bowl. I had noticed he was...
  16. Getting better from VELVET dicease!!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    One of my bettas that I took a month ago whom was sick Indigo, I didn't even know what kind of tail he has until last night! He had velvet disease when I got him and fins where completely clumped together. I started treating him in a 3g tank with Mardell CopperSafe, heated and with aeration as...