What size is your tank? 5gals. currently in a breeder box
What temperature is your tank? 77-78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? usually with shrimps
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Ken's prenium pellet 1-2 morning, 1-2 evening, fasting once a week
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? 50%, never 100% (planted tank with shrimps)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime (VERY LITTLE)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? sratch/missing scales
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? noon, when I got back from getting the new betta -_-;
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Removed him from the main tank, placed him in a separated breeder box.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of, but i'm no fish vet
How old is your fish (approximately)? less than a year for sure, 6-7 months maybe?
also, I have a ''teabag'' of Almond leaves that my breeder got me to try
Okay so I did a little research and got a hit from a previous poster on here named Darkmoon17. This was what they had to say on the advise for treatment of an open wound -
"If it is an open wound you can try treating with "Stress Coat" which helps regenerate tissue. Salt would also be a good choice and can be used safely with "Stress Coat". Other than that, daily water changes would be a good plan. "
IMO, he just needs clean, warm water and quality food.
Keep an eye on him. Do frequent partial water changes to maintain the water quality. It should start healing up pretty quickly.
If you notice anything wrong (fuzz, darkened or 'smudged' areas, etc), that would be the time to treat. But for now, just clean, warm water should allow him to heal.
(Stress Coat is regular water conditioner with aloe added. If you believe that aloe has healing or soothing properties, go ahead and use it. Most water conditioners have additives to help them maintain their natural slime coats. So the only thing that really makes Stress Coat different, IMO, is that is also contains some aloe.)