Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:46 PM
Oh, she also seems to be darting around moreso than her regular movements, and opening her mouth really wide when she comes up to the glass to see me, like in big bites/gulps. I don't see any white spots anywhere (that would look like ich). The darting has made it very difficult to get a picture. Finally, it's gotten a little bit colder the past few nights, and I am just setting up the heater now. Until this, it's been very summer type weather and the tank temp has been hovering right around 78-82. When I checked it while setting up the heater it was at around 73, though early morning hours it might have been lower than this . Does anyone have an idea what this might be?
The setup is a 10 gallon tank with a hanging filter, now it has the heater, some plastic decorations, gravel on the bottom, no live plants.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:43 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:36 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:41 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:07 AM
She also has a peculiar behavior of pacing, especially when I am at the glass. I have 3, and they all get excited about me being there, but she will always get right up to the glass and pace left and right in the span of about 5 inches maybe. When I checked her yesterday, she was dart-pacing, going back and forth way quicker than normal, and I couldn't get any sort of picture.
I guess I will just need to check again tonight and get a better hold on the situation. She is still eating healthily and swimming about, so if she has slowed down the darting (with the warmer temperature) she will be acting fairly normal, aside from the discoloration. I will also do the check for velvet tonight.
Thanks all for the help. If anyone else has any ideas, I would be very open to hear any of it, as I just want her to get better!
Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:05 AM
I heard many petstore bettas are baout a year old already, though I know a lot of young girl bettas are sold, depends on her size I think.
My girl... I don't know about darting, but she's quite the fast swimmer. I think it's her lack of finnage.
Good luck with her.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:30 AM
It's a really nasty disease and the sooner you get a handle on it, if indeed it is columnaris, the better chance you have of pulling them through it.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:10 AM
last friday with a flashlight i saw golden patches where i had previously seen the green, so i suspected velvet. i am currently using maricide on him but i'm considering in switching to rid ich as it seems like the gold is spreading to his belly and although he did calm down for a couple days, he is pacing again.!! turned up the temp to 84 and put a towel to cover the tank.
anyway, i just hope your gal hangs in there..just wanted to let you know that i'm in your shoes too.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:44 AM
Cool temps stress bettas and bettas lose color when they're stressed.
The first step is to get the tank to a steady temp of around 80 and then observe.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:13 AM
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