What size is your tank? 5gal
What temperature is your tank? 80 deg normally, bumped it to 85 for treatment
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? omega brand pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets, 2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? about 25% each week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? none, we use spring water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? all parameters fine.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? small white spots on fins near gills.. they are raised. 3 of them 1 on one fin, 2 on the other.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn't, maybe a little more active? but not sure.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? few weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? used API Super Ick Cure
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 months maybe?
So, the fish has little white things on its fins near the gills.. looked it up seemed like it was parasite (ick) so we treated it.. today we are done with the treatment and they are still there. .maybe a little grayer, but that could be from the coloring of the medicine, it turns stuff a blueish color..
Here are a couple pictures from before we started treating. fish is acting fine. no loss of appetite or activity. seems like a very happy betta.
Any help or guidance is appreciated.