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Betta fish velvet?

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Danw92, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Danw92

    Danw92 PetForums Newbie

    Feb 28, 2021
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    Hi All,

    I'm looking to get your opinions on my beta fish. She's had these white marks on her head since we got her. We've tried a white spot and fungus treatment but it hasn't made a difference. I'm wondering if it's maybe velvet?

    She seems to spend a lot of time at the bottom of her tank too. It's 40l and kept at 26 degrees celcius. The tank has been set up for about 4 month now and has weekly water changes

    There are 2 snails and 6 tetras in the tank too.

    Do you think I should be worried?

    #1 Danw92, Feb 28, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
  2. LinznMilly

    LinznMilly Moderator
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    Jun 24, 2011
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    Hi Dan, welcome to PF.

    White spots/marks definitely are not velvet. Velvet looks like the fish has been sprinkled in gold dust, and it's hard to see without shining a torch on the fish. It's also most prolific in fry. I know getting a picture of a fish is difficult enough as it is, but could you get a clearer one? Try focussing the camera on a fixed point in the tank - not on the fish itself. A pic of the full tank will be helpful too.

    Do you have any readings for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH?
    Do you use dechlorinator when you do water changes?
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