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Velvet disease

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Velvet disease? plz help me


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Housing :
What size is your tank?8 gallon tank
What temperature is your tank?24
Does your tank have a filter?sponge filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? a mix of brime shrimp and atison's betta pro (pellets)
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day. one meal with brime shrimp one meal with a pellet ((atison's betta pro)

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?40%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner ,indian almond leaf

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

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It looks to me like that's just natural coloring showing through the red. I have a red betta who has purple undertones. Does the yellow shine like dust when you point a flashlight at it? What is her behavior like?
shes 100% normal. i though the problem is .. those black dots right? when i shine a light to her, there is kind of like a golden layer on her .
I personally think it's just her natural coloring and the golden layer is part of that. Velvet would look as if she had been sprinkled with sparkly gold salt when you shined the light on her.

I just had a scare thinking some of my rummynose tetras had velvet (which they do not), so I looked at a LOT of pictures of fish with velvet in the last couple of days :)

If she's behaving normally, no scratching/flashing/itching, still active, eating normally, I wouldn't worry.
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