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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ich without spots?

Would ich infect without the white spots? Something is bothering my betta and I'm trying to diagnose it.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 12:44 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have no experience with this and wish I knew how to go about it, so thank you. I took pictures to my LFS and they said it wasn't ich.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:38 PM
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Ich is a parasite and it ,like most things has a basic size which is large enough to see. It also has a big habit of getting into the hidden spots but also often winds up on fins which are kind of clear so that we can easily see them on the fins.
Another factor to consider is how quickly ich spreads, so if you have a fish who might" have ich and watch for a few days, it is likely to be all over them or there is none!
So , I agree that there is not likely to be any ich on this fish at this time.
But as a thought that might help, the water seems to be a bit cloudy, so you may need to review how the tank is kept as good clean water is almost always the best and cheapest medicine!!
Good luck as it gets hard to figure at times. I still get there at times!
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hi and thanks for looking at. I moved him to a quarantine tank, its cycling so the water is cloudy. though I am carefully measuring and using prime for water changes and measuring parameters daily. he has a heater at 80, a thermometer, a sponge filter, and airstone both with valve to a gentle flow, I test the water and its cloudy but otherwise normal. I have been treating with prazipro because he's flashing and has red gills so I thought it was flukes, but its worsened over two weeks, I think ive misdiagnosed. it might be time to re evaluate.

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I had an issue several years ago with ich symptoms but no spots. I treated with prazipro and it went away. Could have been gill flukes.
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