White stuff around Gills on Betta Help

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Jake the Fish, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Jake the Fish

    Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    My betta just turned 2 today and I got him a little present(fake plant). I was watching him earlier and he looked happy. But when he was swimming I saw this white stuff hanging around his gills. I'm a bit worried because he is my first fish that I ever got. Is there anything I can do?
  2. fishtroyWell Known MemberMember

    Hi! Is there something in his water, like is it something physical eg: fluff or dust that has fallen in his water whilst you were adding the plant and you could remove it or does it appear to be a sickness ie fungus?
  3. OP
    Jake the Fish

    Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    I checked this morning and it seems there is nothing around his gills, but on his gills there look like a red mark kind of thing.
  4. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    sounds like he might be having water issues..do you know your ammonia/nitrites/nitrates? seeing how you just started the tank, how was it cycled?
  5. fishtroyWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe a picture could help us diagnose?

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