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What Disease Is This? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Cam1112, May 20, 2019.

  1. Cam1112 New Member Member

    I’m struggling with my betta right now, he has been doing fine up until recently. Around two days ago he started to look ‘dusty’ if you get what I mean and being a little more lethargic. His scales and fins look like they’re coated in something. No changes in appetite but he’s not as active as before. I’m worried he’s sick but I don’t know what it is. Please help :(
    I have melafix but I don’t know if I should be using that or something else???
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  2. bettaf1sh 7789 Valued Member Member

    When you say “dusty”, my mind immediately goes to velvet. Have you tried shining a light on him? Velvet will look sort of like a gold dust is covering him, shining a light can help you get a better look. I’ve heard bad things about Melafix being used on bettas, so I’d stop that treatment ASAP. What are your water parameters?