Hi I am new to the forum and am quite worried about my Betta "Stress" (long story),
Not until recently have i noticed a strange semi-translucent white layer of substance coating the sides of my Betta and peeling off from his dorsal and pelvic fins. He is kept in a fairly large fish bowl (i know he needs a 5 gal tank with a heater minimum, i'm working on it), i do 100% water changes every week using aged tap water kept at the same temperature as the room treated with Betta water softener before replacing the water in the bowl. I suspect it is a fungal growth but am not quite sure - what do you think it is and what can i do to treat him?
thank you and sorry for all of the desperate writing.
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