Female Betta with possible ich PLEASE READ!
The main reason I wanted to put this post up is because I am not entirely sure if my girl actually has ich or not..but I am thinking it might be. I notice my girl had a big white looking spot on her head which I can't really tell if is ich or not since whenever she got close to me and I got a closer look at it it didn't look white it just looked slightly off in color from her scales. I'm not sure if she might have just rubbed one of her scales off by rubbing in the plant that she has in her tank.
But I also noticed there might be some spots that could be ich on her tail as well, but they seem to just be slightly off slightly off color from her natural color.
So I am not for sure if she has it or not, but there still is a pretty strong chance she could have it, since I did just introduce a snail to her tank about a week ago that was out of a gold fish tank...and I am no entirely sure but I think the goldfish died from ich them selves. So it could be very possible he passed it on into my Betta tank.
What I really wanted to ask is can I give my girl ich away, even if there is chance she might not have it? I want to treat my girl if she does have it but like I have said I am not entirely sure if she has it or not. So I just want to make sure if I do give her the treatment that if she happens to not have anything it wont hurt her?
lol I hope I am making sense I just noticed these things yesterday and I am trying to make quick assessment so that I can give her treatment as quickly as possible. I've had her for several months now and I would hate for anything to happen to her when she has been so healthy for so long.
I would have liked to provide pictures but my girl is moving around so much that there would be no possible way I could have gotten a very clear shoot at all. She seems to be eating like regular the only odd behavior I have seen is she seems to be really hyper swimming up and down the sides of the tank really fast, and also I turned up her water last night to try and make the water warmer since I remember reading that helps prevent ich i think. And I tired to check the water this morning to see if it had warmed and she tried to nip at my finger which she has never done before and I found it kind of odd.
I am hoping I can possibly give her some treatment later tonight, but like I said I wanted to make sure it was safe to do first. If you guys can offer any advice it would be much appreciated.