Does my betta have a disease?

  1. Darling107 Initiate Member

    I just got a betta fish about a week ago, he seemed to be fine and active. Now all he seems to do is sleep or go to the bottom. He still eats the flakes and bloodworms i feed him. I have also just noticed some fuzzy white/grey stuff on his face. Is he sick? I tried to look up what he could possibly have and i feel its either ick or Velvet. please help me so i can treat him as soon as possible. thanks!
  2. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

  3. Darling107 Initiate Member

    Thank you for replying so quick. I went to the site you gave me but its hard to determine what he might have. I can't figure out if he really has white/grey fuzzy spots on him, its kinda like he is discolored on his face. I just cleaned the tank and everything in it. i used the bowl fuzz to make the water safe. I have a 1 gallon tank with air and a light which also helps the water stay warm.
  4. Darling107 Initiate Member

    Also when i look at it, his left eye is swollen.

  5. Durbkat Member Member

    He most likley has pop eye and a fungus. So what you can do is to treat him with jungle fungus clear (jfc) And Maracen 2. But be sure to treat for one diease at a time.
  6. Neen Member Member

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  7. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member