oh GREAT! thank you so much for your responses...ive been so worried
the only 2 things in his tank are these:
he LOVES the castle and spends a lot of time hanging out in there. i checked for any jagged edges on it while i was cleaning the tank just now and it seems to be ok. i think i'm going to get him some silk plants too so he's got something else to play in.
the water temp stays the same...no more than 2 degrees difference at any time.
do you know what type of betta he is? is there a specific breed/name?
What size is your tank? [2 gallon]
What temperature is your tank? [76-78 degrees at all times]
Does your tank have a filter? [no]
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? [i keep the lip tilted just a little]
Is your tank heated? [during the winter, yes. during the summer it doesn't need it.]
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? [just decorations :)]
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? [brine shrimp (and please tell me if i shouldn't be doing this anymore. i know i needed to when he was a baby, and tried to switch him over to flakes? he HATES the flakes and won't touch them. ideas??)]
How often do you feed your betta fish? [once a day, in the morning]
How often do you perform a water change? [once a week, every week]
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? [the only thing that is added is "BettaSafe"]
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? [i used a pool pH test...but that can't be the most accurate thing lol]
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? [just his coloring...his blue has deepened and he's got the white on the edges of his fins]
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? [not at all...happy as a clam]
When did you start noticing the symptoms? [noticed the white appearing about a week ago]
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? [nope...wanted to see if something was wrong first]
Does your fish have any history of being ill? [not at all]
How old is your fish (approximately)? [brought him home as a teeny tiny guppie back in december...so maybe 5 months old?]