White stuff on bettas mouth

Lizzie3214

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Hi, my betta have been very lethargic and now has white stuff around his mouth. I’ve been doing water changes and gave him betta fix. He is in a 5 gallon filtered and heated tank. My parameters all seem in line. I’ve been thinking it might be ick?
 

AquaticQueen

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Could I have a pic? Stay away from any of the "fixes". They coat a betta's labyrinth organ and make it difficult to breathe.
Seems more like mouth disease or fungus to me if it's on the mouth, but I'll need a pic to be sure.
 
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Lizzie3214

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AquaticQueen said:
Could I have a pic? Stay away from any of the "fixes". They coat a betta's labyrinth organ and make it difficult to breathe.
Seems more like mouth disease or fungus to me if it's on the mouth, but I'll need a pic to be sure.
 

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AquaticQueen

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I would do 30% water changes every other day and add aquarium salt (1/2tsp per gallon). I would also add a couple Indian almond leaves to boost his immune system.
 
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Lizzie3214

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AquaticQueen said:
I would do 30% water changes every other day and add aquarium salt (1/2tsp per gallon). I would also add a couple Indian almond leaves to boost his immune system.
Thank you. Does it look like ick?
 

AquaticQueen

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Lizzie3214 said:
Thank you. Does it look like ick?
Not to me. Looks like mouth rot. Ick looks different.
 
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Lizzie3214

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AquaticQueen said:
Not to me. Looks like mouth rot. Ick looks different.
How does he get mouth rot? Will the salt help?

AquaticQueen said:
I would do 30% water changes every other day and add aquarium salt (1/2tsp per gallon). I would also add a couple Indian almond leaves to boost his immune system.
Would I add the salt with every water change? The amount of new water I added?
 

Rockymountainstream

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Remember that salt doesn't evaporate. So only add back what you took out. Example if you put one tbsp for 4 gallon. Then you took out 1 gallon. You would only put a quarter tbsp back in alone with the one gallon of water.
 

AquaticQueen

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Lizzie3214 said:
How does he get mouth rot? Will the salt help?


Would I add the salt with every water change? The amount of new water I added?
1. Bad water quality usually.
2. Yes. The salt should help with the mouth rot.
3. In this case, I would.
 
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