I'm not sure if I'm over reacting or what. I've recently noticed it looks like teeney's scales are slighty raised. Like you cant see them sticking out when you look at her from above but it almost looks like they are from a side angle... My mom said she doesn't think they're sticking out... But I'm paranoid, especially since 3 weeks ago I removed Teeney & 3 other bettas from a sorority I had. The 3 girls died of parasites, Teeney didn't look like she had been affected but I still treated her with 5 days of maracyn 2 & ES.
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees F
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? Nerite snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? AM- omega one PM- NLS
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 x a day
How often do you perform a water change? At least once a week/more if my parameters require since I'm doing a fish in cycle.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Usually around 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner (Prime) sometimes flourish fertilizer for plants
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .5-.75 ppm (my tap has ammonia and the prime isn't lowering it by much)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? (I think) slightly raised scales; some of her scales are getting a black color to them, she's always had some black scales but more seem to be getting black.)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No but was expose to sick sorority for a few days but separated 3 weeks ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Full grown; but I've had her since 4/9/2012
I'm getting a picture right now... Gonna upload it in a second.