Oh No! Betta Help!

  1. BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    Last night I saw a large white spot on my betta. I've seen ick before and it doesn't look like that. Unfortunelty, he swims around too much for me to get a picture of the spot. It looks like a scale or two was coming off because the spot was raised and definitely flipping to and fro as he swimed. I have ick/bacterial medication already. Since bettafix is also for bacteria stuff can I just use the medicine I have at home? Looks like maybe he was messing with one of the shrimp and it possible took a pinch off of him or the only thing in the tank he could have potentially scratched himself on is a floating log.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. D

    DutchAquarium Well Known Member Member

    sounds like a bacterial, but their are many types of bacterial infections and you shouldn't treat for one until you know for sure since meds are very hard on your livestock. Could you get us the best possible quality picture possible so we could diagnos.
     
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    BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    I had to go to work but I can try when I get home later.
    Other than the one spot he is acting fine. Swimming normally, eating vigorously, hes even made a bubble nest.

    I can also confirm the exact medicine I have when I get home as well.
     
  4. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    @BettaGirl93 I see your location is Eartg, isn't that the next planet out from Earth.:p:)
     
  5. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    I know it's hard, but can you please try and take a picture? It may be columnaris, which can be treated with Furan 2 or kanaplex, but it spreads fast. Don't use bettafix, bettafix is worse than useless as it can actually kill bettas. It has tea tree oil, which can coat the labryinth organ of the betta and suffocate it. Melafix and pimafix have the same ingredient, and can easily kill labyrinth fish, and bettafix is just a watered down version.
     
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    BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    The g is right next to the h so ‍♀️ typo

    The spot is not tuft like and it's near his left eye on the top of his head.
     
  7. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Does it look like pictures of columnaris at all?
     
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    BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    Well this is freaking nuts! The spot is gone. Idk if maybe he had something stuck to him or something but he looks fine to me now. Maybe just a little discoloration behind his eye/on his head. Take a look.
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  9. D

    DutchAquarium Well Known Member Member

    The betta looks fine now, do you think it could of been a leech of some sort?
     
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    BettaGirl93

    BettaGirl93 Valued Member Member

    I haven't seen anything but I'll keep an eye out for anything squirming around in the tank.