White stuff around Gills on Betta Help

  1. Jake the Fish Member Member

    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. fishtroy Well Known Member Member

    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. Jake the Fish Member Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

    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. fishtroy Well Known Member Member

    Maybe a picture could help us diagnose?