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    Betta Help Needed! (With Pictures!)

    Help! I went to the pet store today, and bought a betta. The lady said they had just been treated for fungus, cause one of them had it. The didn't have a light over the tank so i couldn't see this, but when i took my betta home, i saw that he has this white, almost powdery stuff on his face. What should i do. i know i can take him back, but i would prefer to fix him. what is wrong with my fish??? Please Help!







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    EEWW!!! That looks terrible like a very very bad case of ick or either a fungus of some kind. My gold fish had a fungus thing going on about a year ago but I went to the fish store and got some tablets that I put in the tank and it cleared up finally.

    Go to a fish store and maybe you can tell them what happened, it would be a good idea to bring your picture to the store and show them and hopefully they can show you wat to get to help your betta!

    You could also get some ick drops to be on the safe side just incase that's what it is--I've never seen a fish with that bad of ick though. ick drops aren't harmful though even if the fish doesn't have any so go ahead if you want to and put some in with him, but make sure not to put too many if you do.
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    after a few hours in the new tank the whiteness his almost totally cleared from his eyes. it is still on his scales though. could it have been a reaction to the medication the pet store was using?


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    It could be from some kind of medicines they had going on in the tanks for them, and now since you've brought him home and put him in some fresh clean water it's all fading away and disappearing. I hope that's what it is--I hope he's ok.

    Is he swimming/eating ok on his own? I think I have seen this before a few years ago on a few bettas at Wal~Mart. No offense to Wal~Mart but they don't seem to care for their fish very properly and lots of them die and have ick and stuff wrong with them all the time. Where did you get your betta??

    Give it til tomorrow maybe and if it's not any better by then it probably won't get better unless you get some medicine. I'm still thinking maybe ick drops might help???
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    Well here is a picture of the fish after exactly one day in his new tank. You can see how quickly he is getting better, but he is still not fully recovered.

    I have looked but i cant find anything for ick treatment. is ick called something different? is it whitespot?



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    He does look better....that's good ...
    I get my ick drops at wal mart. They come in a small bottle usually with a red lid on top. They don't come in a box or anything, you just get a bottle. The ick drops are blue and it says ick drops on the front of the bottle.

    Is he eating??
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