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Cal sadly passed this early evening. His whole body had turned grey and he had completely lost his tail fins.
I will always remember him because he taught me to be so much more observant with all my fishies behavior and environment.
 

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He's the first non-blue betta to be struck by this, which is a little worrisome. Xiuhcotai, is that pretty much what his coloring was like when he was alive or did he have any more blue to him?
The 1st non-blue?
I believe I see blue on those fins.
 

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This treatment does NOT work... Everyone is worse then ever. Attempting to send the adults to the lab for confirmation on MY fish. IF they accept them, and once I get the confirmation I will post it. IF it is what I think it is, I suggest that you DO NOT rescue any fish with symptoms!!! IF it is what I think it is, there is NO cure, and bleach doesn't kill it.
I doubt it is what you may think it is.
My crowntail was living in the same tank my previous betta was in. And he had this disease. My crowntail is still alive and well today.
 

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Splash is blue too...Oh no. Now I am worried.
I understand your feeling. My CT is also blue, but so far he hasn't shown any symptoms.
 

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If you remember back to color mixing basics, green is made by blue/yellow. So I would think it could be affected as well.
Cal was a teal, light blue veiltail.
 

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I seriously don't think this is contagious. My CT lived in the same tank my VT(who had the disease) had lived in. My CT lived in that tank for over 6 months until the plastic broke. I didn't even bleach the tank. I just cleaned it with white vinegar. And this CT is still alive to this very day.
 

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Vinegar will not kill it.. please read the new post on mycos..

Mycobacteria
Then I guess my CT and other bettas who were in contact with the disease talked about in this thread are super bettas.
I think this "Mycos" is a different disease than what this thread was originally posted for.
 

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See the gray patches around the snout? And behind the gill there? And the poor condition? He should have more meat on him. That boney ridge sticking out on his head.. should not be like that. That topline is bumpy .. not enough meat on him and it mycos tends to bump the spine up.

He has it.. it is a gradual wasting.
Excuse me??
He is far from "wasting away". You don't see any spine. Any "patching" you see if likely from the glass being spotty. And FYI, unless you somehow have another view of that same shot, you cannot see behind his gills. The white or grey spot on his head was from him getting a spook from my BIL slamming his mug on the kitchen counter. I see no "bumps" on his topline. His topline is straight.
 

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That fish is not in a good condition. He is lean compared to what a happy healthy fish should be. And I can tell spots on a glass over ones on the fish. I have a pretty good idea of WHAT to look for as well as WHERE. His top line is not round and smooth and fleshed out. He is a bit hollow. There is a gre patch right behind his gill.. you can see the inflammation in the scales.

But I'm sure I don't know what I am talking about.. so just add salt and he will be better in the morning.
Apparently you don't. There are no "grey patches" and there is nothing wrong with him. Nit picking on someone's fish isn't something you should be doing(like the way you are) unless the person asks you to.

Lastly, if he wasn't fed properly then he would of already aten the shrimp in his tank.
 

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Because it is VERY prevalent and no one wants to believe it. If you look at the head of that fish you can see patchy areas that are the start of the lesions. And there are already grey areas around the snout, If you look at the scales from the gill area back... you can see the start of it there in the scales. No need to believe me. That fish will prove me right in time. When he passes.. cut him open and look as all the pretty white speckles in all his organs.
Like I said, the "patch" you are seeing in that picture was a result of him being spooked from my BIL.
BTW, did you even bother to think the lighting can be causing what you're seeing. I'm looking at him RIGHT NOW. His body is completely black.
Go nit pick on your own fish.
 
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