What size is your tank?
2.5 gal hospital tank; going into ten gallon new home when well.
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
yes. Running without carbon now.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes hydor theo adjustable
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
NLS small fish
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once per day; do not overfeed. Fast on Sundays.
How often do you perform a water change?
twice weekly; currently daily in hospital tank since Sunday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
currently 100%; was 50% to 100% 2x weekly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
was using Jungle Start Right; changed to Prime last week
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Developed three white spots on small fin near face; one spot on fin on opposite side.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Current behavior fine. Swimming and flaring. On Friday was stressed when I cleared out his small tank to prepare new ten gallon he will be moving into. Developed white spots on Saturday.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Total water changes; AQ salt treatment as recommended by Old Fish Lady for ich treatment. Raising water temp. Currently at 82. AQ salt concentration: Sunday 1 tsp per gal. Monday 2 tsp. per gal Tuesday 3 tsp per gal as recommended.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Had a case of fin rot a month ago but has been doing well.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Got him at Christmas time at Walmart.
So I just wanted to run this by you all and see if you think it is indeed ich. I saw three spots on the fin near his face initially and one more spot on the opposite fin the next day. Began salt/heat as described by OFL in sticky for ich. Now down to these two spots on the fin as shown in pics. Fish has never acted sick and was flaring today while I was trying to get his photos. He did go through a stress since I downgraded him to a hospital tank in preparation to move him to his new ten gallon. I don't want to move him to the ten until he is clear of spots, obviously. Just wanted to make sure I was treating him for the right thing. No other spots have developed and we seem to be down to two now. Photos below.