My "little dude" (is likely female) is having an odd start to the new year. I originally posted worried about ick, but I'm noticing something new....
The white area I'd originally noticed under her jaw is now white.irridescent. I can clearly see the scales there, whereas I have note a brown patty forming on the rest of her body (not concerned about that, it just seems to be her color.)
Also, when she flares her gills, they appear more red then the Brent of the body, expect perhaps the lower fins, which have always been brighter than the other coloring. There is also a small white dot that reminds of the opal stone in its color/irridescent quality at the base of each side fin. Do I need to worry about these, or are they growing pains!
She's in 1 gal. Bowl, non heated. Going to get a heater and possibly larger tank soon. She's in tap water treate with kent betta bowl essential.
She eats aqueon betta food, crushed, no problem. No changes in appetite or activity level. No rubbing on her plants. All of the abovbught at the local PetCo, though I'm thinking will have to drive a little further to real aquarium store!