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Betta Injured or Sick?


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Hi all, I noticed today that my Plakat Betta on his side has some whiteness to his scales and they also look bent. I was wondering what people think this could be. Pictures are below. to me it looks like he maybe scratched his side? There is one large rock in the tank that he could have scratched himself against, what do you guys think? He is in a 10 gallon with two Harlequin Rasboras and a mystery snail. Also, I tested the water and it is fine. 

 

 

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@Zenzo thanks for responding! I think that may have been what happened, there are some holes by the smaller rocks so that makes me think he went in there. But I was thinking at first Columaris or a disease with swelling since he is plump but the scales don't look like they are sticking out rather they look like they have been damaged.

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Looks like an injury I would add some Indian almond leaves as they have antibacterial and antifungal properties to help him heal you will need to add 1 leaf per gallon to get a Beneficial effect and monitor

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I think doing a salt baths will just stress him out at this point I would just monitor and add the almond leaves if it gets worse you could do aquarium salt bath 1 table spoon for 1 gallon for no more than 15 minutes

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