I recently bought a new betta from a pet store about 2 weeks ago. Over this time, I have noticed that the top of his head has begun to change color, and I am a bit concerned. This is what the top of his head looks like right now. http://s952.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=0
And this is what it looks like when I bought him (poor quality but its the only picture I have). http://s952.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=1
The top of his head appears to be raw and he is developing a blue tint to his scales where it is discolored. Is there anything wrong with him or is he just stressed from the change in environment? He is eating and swimming normally.
What size is your tank? About 1 gallon (I know this is small but it is all I can currently fit in my dorm!
What temperature is your tank? 75 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? air stone
Is your tank heated? heat lamp
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? he's by himself
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets 2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? Partial change twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? about 40%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Jungle Bowl Buddies water conditioner and Aquarium Salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate NO3 - 20 ppm
Nitrate NO2- between 0 and 0.5 ppm
Hardness- 150 ppm
Alkalinity- between 80 and 120 ppm