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is my betta sick?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by fisharecool789, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. fisharecool789

    fisharecool789 New Member

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    3EE00D3F-D657-4254-9BF4-69F482B830C3.jpeg i was feeding my betta this morning (i feed her blood worms every other day since that’s what a lot of my friends who keep bettas suggested) and i noticed a weird white thing on her nose/head. i’m not sure if that’s just part of her coloring (bc on her body scales she has scales that aren’t red) but i’m scared it’s an infection that could kill her. i attached a picture.. it’s the most focused one i could get the rest i took are blurry. i tried looking up things but i haven’t seen anyone have issues with just the betta’s nose and everythin i can find about white spots is ich which she doesn’t have spots anywhere else on her just her nose:
     
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    post a picture of the fish from the side
     
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    this is as clear as i could get it because she’s rly active
     
  4. PheonixKingZ

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    She doesn’t look ill, she looked a little bloated, possibly from over feeding. :)
     
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    I hate contradicting PheonixKingZ but am I understanding that you only feed her every other day? From top view, she looks too thin. Bettas need to be fed daily. Mine are fed twice a day. She needs some good solid nutrition, not just bloodworms. Get her some New Life Spectrum betta formula or Omega One micro pellets and feed her several pellets 2 times a day.
     
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    No it’s fine! :)

    Just from the picture (it could be the blurryness of it, now that I think about it.) she looks bloated. I feed my betta fish every day, but the Omega One Micro Pellets are the best betta food I know of.

    Here are the nutrient facts...

    Ingredients:
    Salmon, Whole Herring, Wheat Flour, Whole Sulfate, Astaxanthin, Ethoxyquin (Preservative), BHT (Preservative), BHA (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate, Natural And Artificial Colors, Ascorbyl Monophosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Niacin, Inositol, Folic Acid, Biotin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    Crude Protein (min) 42.0%
    Crude Fat (min) 5.0%
    Crude Fiber (max) 2.0%
    Moisture (max) 8.5%
    Ash (max) 8.0%

    The crude protein is great, and the crude fat is minimal, which is great! :)

    Omega One Betta Bits: https://www.petsmart.com/fish/food-... - Specialty&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=google

    I copied the information from Petsmart.com, just so you could see the ingredients. :)
     
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    she also eats the food i feed my guppies which is the tetra tropical fish flakes (& i feed my guppies twice a day) however, i will make sure to get some betta pellets for her and feed her those. thank u everyone for the replies & help : ) ! keeping my fish healthy is very important to me
     
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    As long as she is eating twice a day it’s fine. I read your post as though you were only feeding every 2 days. Glad hear that’s not the case.
     
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    There's a few things in this food that fish cant use and shouldn't be exposed to.
    Wheat Flour (and other grains) can't be digested by fish and is used as a filler and to help bind the other ingredients together.
    Preservatives are always a concern and there are 3 of them.
    Artificial colours can cause problems to fish and animals.
     
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    Oh, Lord! Here he goes again. It also contains salmon instead of fish meal and lots of great stuff. Omega One is a great product! Go play with your goblins for awhile!:rofl:
     
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    Or just go to the garden, and bury yourself, you are a worm right? :rofl:
     
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    But we all love you, Colin.:wub:
     
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    Yes! What we would we do without you Colin? B-) (And your Goblins......) :lol:
     

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