Monday, December 01, 2008

Caring For Betta Fish - White Spot

White spot (also known as Ich) is one of the most common diseases that all aquarium fish are subject to including betta fish. White spot is a single-celled parasite organism, which propels itself through the water through use of cilia, or filament-like hairs until it finds a host to live on. This parasite lives under the top layer of scales and skin on your betta fish, eating skin cells, causing the white spots which are the basis for the parasite’s name. White spot is usually introduced to your tank when adding new fish or plants so be sure you only ever buy healthy fish from a reputable, clean breeder.
For a complete compendium of information on all the problems that tropical fish are subject to, take a look at This Complete Guide

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