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Old 04-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #1 
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White spots on Betta's head

Hi everyone,

This morning I saw white patches on the head of my betta fish. He seems normal and still very active and eats normal. I have attached a picture

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 GALLONS
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? YES
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? NO
Is your tank heated? YES
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?NONE

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? HIKARI BETTE BIO-GOLD
How often do you feed your betta fish? TWICE A DAY, 5 PELLETS PER TIME

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? ONCE A WEEK
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? ABOUT 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?TETRA WATER SAFE AND STRESS COAT

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? NO

Ammonia:
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Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?WHITE SPOTS ON HIS HEAD
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? DOESN’T SEEM TO CHANGE MUCH, HE STILL EATS AND SWIMS AROUNF
When did you start noticing the symptoms? THIS MORNING (4/11/2013)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?NO
Does your fish have any history of being ill?NO
How old is your fish (approximately? A YEAR-ISH

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #2 
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Its a little difficult to tell if its dicoloration due to injury, disease or natural color change. Personally I would just keep an on it, if it turns fuzzy or, looks like his flesh is rotting then address it. You could go ahead & add some aq salt if you want. I would test the water just make sure nothing is out of whack.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #3 
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I agree I would just keep and close eye on it for now. I noticed about a month ago Perseus had a small area like that under his chin area and have been keeping and eye on it and it looks smaller now with his normal blue color coming back now. I think maybe he scraped on something. Keep us posted and how he is doing.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #4 
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my fish had white spots on his head and I got him some ich medicine. but the other people with more experience might be right, it could be nothing. so you should listen to them and keep and eye on him and if not then I would get some ich medicine if it doesn't go away.
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my fish had white spots on his head and I got him some ich medicine. but the other people with more experience might be right, it could be nothing. so you should listen to them and keep and eye on him and if not then I would get some ich medicine if it doesn't go away.
Ich would be small granules, looking like the fish was sprinkled with sugar. This doesn't look anything like that.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #6 
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ur probably right, my fish's white spots didn't look like those in this picture
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #7 
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I will put salt in his tank and keep an eye on him. At first I thought he had fungal infection!
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