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Neptune (HMDT), Indigo (VT), Manchester (Galaxy Koi)Bunker (K9)
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Hey all. I am thinking that my boy has gotten himself a case of the Ich. I have 5 Pygmy Cory's that I had in quarantine for a couple of weeks prior to putting them in with him. They were showing no symptoms, still aren't. I moved them out 3 days ago because my boy appeared a bit stressed. He was hanging out in his plants more and hanging out down lower in the plants/grass more. This morning I noticed a small white spot on the side of his head near his gill. Now I think I see at least a couple more. I just want to make sure this is ich and not columnaris since the temp recommendations are the complete opposite. Here is the form.
How many gallons is your tank? 10 gal
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 79.5
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? Yes What kind? A couple of snails. Did have 5 pygmy corys.

What food brand do yoCory's. Fluval Bug Bites
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 4 pellets 3 times a day

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of water did you change? 25
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Seachem Prime

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0.25 ppm
pH: 7
Hardness (GH): ?
Alkalinity (KH): ?

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? This morning
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? White spot(s)
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? In plants a bit more
Is your Betta still eating? Yes!
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Not yet
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Yes SBD at purchase. Fin rot about 3 months ago.
How long have you owned your Betta? 9 months
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? SBD


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