What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank?a little under 70 degrees (his winter heater will be going in very soon to keep it warm)
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? (will be soon)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? TetraBettaPlus pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once every few weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? once every few weeks-100% once every other week-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a pale spot on the top of his head where there are now no scales. Now there is also a little white spot, I'm assuming his insides (>.<!) and it doesn't look too good.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few weeks ago I put it in a little cave for him, since he tends to be fairly shy. He LOVES the cave and can't get enough of it, but about two weeks ago I noticed that there was a small "bald patch," on the top of his head. Tonight I noticed the white :/
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? None yet; that is my question
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None serious; just fin biting
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for 14 months now
I know the cause of the cave is probably the cause of his injury: I hose-tested the outside but now I think checking the inside might have been a good idea too, because that might be the problem after all. (Stupid me)
I just am curious as to what the treatment should be. I'll be sure to take out that cave tonight, and then I was wondering what salts or treatments might be good for him.
Thank you all!
ps. I'll add pictures when I get a chance (I have a meeting very soon) but I wanted to at least put this up here so I can put in some treatments tonight. THANKS!