What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum betta formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x/day
How often do you perform a water change? usually weekly, sometimes more often
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? API stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? n/a, but I can bring it in to get tested tomorrow.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? some dark spots all over his body--it looks like scale loss, but I'm not sure. It's hard to get a good look because he moves a lot.
I was visiting my parents for the holidays and took Hrothgar with me, so he's stressed out from the car ride, and he's a bit pale. It may have also affected his immune system, which is why this new thing has popped up.
Here are some pictures. The dark spot on his head is his normal coloring.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No change.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nothing so far--not sure what to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He's a tail biter, and he's had swim bladder disorder a couple times, but it cleared up quickly.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1.5 years
Thank you for any advice you can give!