White film on water, white coating on fins
Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:39 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:53 PM
Time you noticed the illness:
Frequency of Tank Cleaning:
Feeding (food type/frequency):
Any treatment so far and when:
List any past health problems:
Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:55 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:00 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:37 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:19 AM
Appearance Changes: White on fins. I didn't see this when i bought him, however, it's possible i overlooked it. From what i've seen of pics of other bettas this could be natural.
Behavior Changes: none
Eating Habits: seems normal
Other: This is the first fish i've ever had so all i know is what i've read.
Ammonia: NA, my water test kit doesn't test for this.
pH: 8.0 I know this is high, even with the regulator liquid it still stays high. I read that with time it will come down.
Time you noticed the illness: About 1 week after purchase
Filtration/Aeration: Tetra whisper micro filter
Frequency of Tank Cleaning: 10% water change every week
Water Additives: Seachem neutral regulator liquid, Nutrafin plant gro
Feeding (food type/frequency): Once daily, 6 times per week. I alternate between TetraBetta Plus floating pellets and Top Fin freeze-dried bloodworms
Tank Mates: none
Tank decor: Live plant... Alternanthera ficoidea
Any treatment so far and when: none
List any past health problems: No appetite for the first day or two after purchase. Then normal.
If it is nothing serious then i don't intend to do anything about it. I just wanna make sure my betta will be ok. I very thoroughly rinsed the gravel and the plant before introducing them to the tank. The film on the surface appeared about a week after i bought the betta and the white specs in the filter appeared a few days later.
Edited by cessna151, 14 November 2011 - 09:22 AM.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:05 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:54 PM
could use a few more hiding places
I agree and i'm looking for something very specific. Since i'm an aviation nut i would love to find a sunken plane/helicopter wreck. So far i have only found ones that are way to large for my tank.
But once again hes a beautiful fish.
Thank you. We went to 5 different petcos/petsmarts before we chose him.
Edited by cessna151, 14 November 2011 - 05:55 PM.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:13 PM
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:20 PM
Also, the problem with the pH regulator is that while it will drop your pH it will also not keep it there for long and then the pH will swing back up. It's the swinging pH that causes the problem, not the high pH to begin with.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:35 AM
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