I'm thinking that one of my bettas (Winter) may have velvet. :/
I've noticed some copper-ish gold spots on her head. I don't need a flashlight to see it, as here head is light in color. Her behavior/appetite is normal, I've not noticed any lethargy or clamped fins, or loss of appetite. Could it still be velvet?
Winter lives in a divided tank with another betta. (Peach.) I haven't noticed any of the golden/copper stuff on him, and his behavior is also normal. I know velvet is contagious, so if Winter does
have it, I should treat the whole tank. Correct? Also, is there an alternative medication to Potassium Permanganate that I can find at the pet store? (Did I spell that correctly?)
What size is your tank? 10 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 80-82ºF
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? A male veiltail betta named Peach, but the tank is divided.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day at 3 pellets per feeding.
How often do you perform a water change? One weekly.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?SeaChem Prime
Have you tested your water? No, but I can if necessary.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She has coppery gold spots on the top of her head, I don't need a flashlight to see them.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Sorry, I don't know. I have had her for about a year, and she was adult when I got her.
Please help. Here are photos. I hope you can see the gold stuff OK, it kooks kind of pinkish in the photo.