My Betta Star has white things under some of her scales near her head/face. First it was just one scale so I thought it was a loose scale from one of the other Female Bettas biting her. But then the scale right behind it got a white thing too a few days later. Now today there is one behind her scale on the other side of her head and has smaller ones under her scales farther back on her body. She also has stringy pale poop today as well. I was thinking maybe a parasite of some kind? If so what?
What size is your tank? 30 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 F
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? 9 Other Female Bettas, 3 Cory Cats & a Snail.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
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? 25 to 30 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Zyme, Stress Coat, Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Yes, they are all in the safe zone.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She has white things under her scales, 3 big ones and several small ones that are hard to see.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nothing changed really in her behavior.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put her in a betta cup with some AQ salt and am floating that cup in the main tank to keep her cup water warm.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, she had fin rot about a month ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure. less than a year old.
The first several pictures of Star show the big white ones by her head/face and the last one is the tiny ones on her body. Cant see too well in the photos, but in person I can see them pretty good and all 3 of the big ones look exactly the same.