Danielle's Rare Betta splendens

Betta splendens Fish White Spot (Itch) Disease



Icthtiopthirius multifiliis.  Dirty, low PH and temperature water. The spores brought by water fleas and mosquito larvae, and/or other natural foods that live in such water.


  • Body covered with white spots.
  • Weird swimming style (brushing against objects)
  • Fish seems powerless
  • Clamped fins


  • Separate the fish from other fishes
  • Prepare a container (measuring twice the length of the fish)
  • Fill container with water +/- 10-15 cm high. (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
  • Mix the water with 1-2 drops of anti-itch (Blitz-Itch, Fishmate, Rid-All, Aquarisol, Quick Cure, Coppersafe, etc.)
  • Add a pinch of salt (aquarium salt preferred, but other salt works for emergency)
  • Put the fish into the prepared container for 5-8 hours, food is not necessary but don't let the fish starves.
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Choose the less mobile food for the fish..
  • The fish is recovering when it stares to other fishes. Keep the medication once/twice more.


Always clean the natural foods before giving it to the fish. We mix the water in the foods container with a few drops of anti-itch.
  • Change water regularly.
  • Pre-treat water with me methylene blue and salt before introducing betta splendens.
  • Monitor water temperature.


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