I am very new to Betta ownership, I just got my Betta at Christmas, and I am a little concerned. I have been researching if this is normal, but I thought I would get some advice from this forum. I have had him about 2 weeks, and first had him in a 1 gallon aquarium, well turns out it was defective so I had to buy a new one. So he is now living in a 3 gallon. He has these white patches on his face, they are not raised, and it sort of looks like his coloring, but I want to make sure it's not something else. Also he has a bump under his skin on his body that makes me worried. I will attach a pic. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I have researched and cannot find anything that looks like this so perhaps it is just his coloring/markings. Thanks in advance!!
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter?yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? just filter
Is your tank heated? YEs
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hakari Bio Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? new, just changed tanks yesterday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? new, just changed tanks yesterday, got him on Christmas
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner and API StressZyme
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white spots on his face and his body has a bump, not sure if it is anything to be concerned about..
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no, he is very active and will flare when he sees his reflection.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just got him and he had the spots when I got him..
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not to my knowledge.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No clue