Ok, so a raised, white, fuzzy patch appeared on Bo's side a week or so ago. Fearing that it was columnaris or anything equally as scary, I went out and bought Aquarium Salt, Ammo-lock (to keep the ammonia level more manageable) and Bettafix. I decided not to use the Bettafix because I wanted to see if the Aquarium Salt and water changes would work, and thus far... nothing's gotten worse, but nothing's gotten better, either.
Bo's behavior hasn't changed at all, so I've ruled out columnaris. I also ruled out ich, because when I shine light on him, the only think that sparkles/shines is the white spot. Bo's poop output and look is the same as before, so I'm really iffy about the internal parasite idea as well...
If anyone could could please look at the attached photo and give me
any input, that'd be really great. I'm currently out of money, but I should get some money on March 23rd if you would like to suggest anything I could try to help solve the problem.
Thank you and have a great day!
Caii and Bo
P.S.- In the photo below, the big white patch on his side is the mystery issue in question.It looks much bigger in the photo, but I'm still very concerned. Any and all help would be greatly welcomed, thank you!
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None!
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Pellets daily and Frozen Brine Shrimp once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets per day
How often do you perform a water change? 100% every other day due to ammonia in water; I was previously doing 100% every day while treating the issue with AQ salt.
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 Ammo-lock and AQ salt as a treatment.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 ppm (Readings after 100% changes)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A single, raised, white, fuzzy spot appeared on Bo's side, and has remained after treating for a week with full water changes and AQ salt. It hasn't grown any larger.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't!
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A week or so ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes; water changes and AQ salt. I have Bettafix, but I'm holding off on using it.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None that I know of.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bo's been with me since January 16th