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The Betta Fish Team
Many illnesses can be traced to water conditions. Your water-changing schedule is the most important element in diagnosing. Please be honest.
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?
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.
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta?
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?
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Your fish is your responsibility.
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If the spot looks raised like a grain of sand then it may be Ich but to me it looks like something else. Answering the form will help, I dont feel like I would give correct answers without it filled in.