Betta with ick/ich

bianca_m35

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Hi there! So I was in meijer and i saw a betta who didnt look good at all. He has ick all over him. Hes still pretty vibrant in color but is twitching a bit. I cant put him in my tank as there are other fish in there. Would it be okay if I put him in a larger container with no filter and treat him with a bit of aquarium salt? If so how many times do I put the aqua salt in, how many times do I change the water, etc? Please no rude comments I felt horrible when I saw him and I just had too rescue! P.S. he will eventually be going into a 10 gallon planted aquarium eventually with heater, weekly water changes, heater, etc!
 

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Salt does not treat white spot.

If you want to treat the fish, increase the water temperature to 30C (86F) and keep it there for 2 weeks, or at least 1 week after all the spots have disappeared.

The other way to treat it is by moving the fish into a clean container of water every day for at least a week. The parasites fall off the fish and when the fish gets moved, the parasites are left behind and can't reinfect it.

The following link has information about white spot. Post #1 and post #16 are worth a read.
 

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Also, what are the fish in the aquarium that you plan to put your betta in? I ask this as bettas are not community fish so you may need another plan for his permanent home for once you've treated him
 
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Also, what are the fish in the aquarium that you plan to put your betta in? I ask this as bettas are not community fish so you may need another plan for his permanent home for once you've treated him
Just a few minnows!
 
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