So I was adding a moss ball to my big tank and I moved the hood light to rest on top of Stumpy's Kritter Keeper and noticed he has some white stuff on him. You can't see it without a bright light. It's mostly around his gills and head and sides. I also noticed little iridesent patches, which I've never seen before (he's a plain red veiltail) They're hard to see, I can only see them when he turns juuust right.
Under his chin also looks pale. (though I don't often look at his chin area)
Velvet? Fungus? Is he going to be okay? Ah, I was just getting ready to rehome him
EDIT: Oh and it's not an even covering of fuzz, it's kind of patchy. Dunno if that's important or not but I thought I'd add it.
What size is your tank? 2/2.5 gallon. Medium Kritter Keeper
What temperature is your tank? 78*
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes, adjustable Elite heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon pellets and Omega one pellets. Freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets twice a day. One blood worm on Sundays
How often do you perform a water change? Ever other day/ every 2 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime, sometimes Stress Coat. Been adding AQ salt to encourage his fin growth (he had them torn off by a female)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
It's not filtered/cycled, so I only tested for ammonia
Ammonia: 0.25ppm. Going to do a water change I guess, though I just did 100% yesterday night
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fuzzy stuff on body. Gills look pale
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None, still eats and swims fine. He just ate dinner (2 pellets)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today (literally 5 min ago)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Waiting to hear opinions on how to proceed
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not really, just dealt with a bit of fin rot when regrowing his fins.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure. He was at the store for a while in a 3-4g tank. Then someone added a female who tore his fins off. I took him home and have had him since September.