So my betta has always had good fins but I just noticed a white patch on his fin that I'm a little worried about so here's a pictureidk if you can see it but it is flat so it might not be but I just wanted to make sure
I'm sorry to hear that your fish have ich! That is a good analogy that salt like white spots most likely means ich. What are you doing to treat your ich? I read that a epsom salt bath, a raise in temp, and twice a week vacuuming to get the ich spores will cure it within a week. But I also recently read that way wouldn't work. Is there any opinion on that. Maybe this isn't the right place to ask this question either. Sorry if it's not!!!Cycerath said:as someone who is currently dealing with ich and treating it, if it looks like grains of salt then it's most likely ich.
I think most people suggest 2 weeks as a precaution, even if the spots disappear it can stay in the gils or mouth out of sight. if there's any ich eggs left in the substrate there's a chance it can relapse and i've heard it's worse if it comes back. if it's just the betta in the tank then it shouldn't (I assume, correct me if i'm wrong) hurt them to keep it up for 2 weeks just to make sure it won't come back. personally I don't plan on risking it by stopping after a week but success can vary greatly for everyone.BeanFish said:If more white spots come up you should use the heat method, I would not dose salt, just heat. And I would bring the heat up to 86-88 Farenheit, I would personally push it a little bit more with Bettas and go 88 Farenheit or so. Ich won't kill your fish so don't worry, my tiger barbs probably had ich for 2-3 weeks before I was 100% sure they had ich and started treating and they are still alive lol.
Whenever I have treated with heat I have never done the 2 weeks, usually everything dissapears in 2-4 days, but if I had a Betta I would keep it for at least a week because the fish can easily take those temps (I have corydoras Paleatus and pygmeus so the less heat the better, that's why I never did 2 weeks).