I have three tanks afflicted with this mysterious disease. All betta fish so far, but I’m hoping my quarantine efforts have kept it from hopping to my community tank.
I haven’t purchased any plant or animal in four weeks prior to when I assume this disease started. I went on vacation for just one week, cleaning tanks the weekend before and after the trip.
This blue and red betta showed signs first, he lives in a small 2.5 g tank. He’s had the disease two weeks now, the pic is from the first day I noticed. He hasn’t progressed much, and haven’t treated his water with anything.
The red girl is in a sorority tank, I’ve put her in a breeder net for safe keeping and have dosed her tank with apI general cure. No ammonia and low nitrites, I’ve cleaned the tank three times in the past two weeks.
I’m using general cure since it fights parasites and it’s what I had on hand. Using a flashlight I saw a round, clear thing sticking to her side. It was larger then her scales but didn’t show up in the pictures.
My third tank is also using apI general cure. Prior to the general cure I dosed the tank with tetra fungus guard, as my oldest betta had some fuzzy stuff on her side. The fuzz cleared but shortly after my younger blue got the swollen face.
This is the older fish that had fuzz, the light spot is where it was. It looks odd to me still, she’s five years old and this is the first time she’s been sick.
I’m open to all suggestions, I’ve never had any disease jump tanks like this.
Also, I feed hikarI frozen bloodworms, omega one shrimp pellets and betta pellets.
I need to feed frozen food since one of my sorority is blind and can’t find food by herself.