Hello, you can call me Drift. I have 3 male Betta's and one of them is currently sick. I kind of think he might have a weak immune system as he always gets sick. I've had him for 3 years now and he has caught everything under the sun from Columnaris to Fin rot.
He originally was in a 10 gallon to himself and he had fin rot. Treated him and it cleared up. I was getting ready to leave for vacation and my boyfriends grandpa was coming down to take care of them so I relocated him into a 2.5 gallon tank and moved him downstairs. I noticed a very small white fuzzy spot on his head. I can't really find anything that looked like it, I brought him to petsmart with me. The guy said it looked like the start of something but he wasn't sure either. So he said to use the Lifeguard tabs. I left instructions for his grandpa to go a head and do the course of anti-biotic. Came back from vacation, and it was still there. So I did a round of Tetracycline everything according to the box. It got bigger. During that time our air condition broke so the water temps did go up to 90. It doesn't look like Colmnaris. Air conditioning fixed, so I tried a course of Jungle Fungal tabs, and it did nothing. We've been feeding him anti-bacterial betta pellets.
It's between the area of his eye and gills. It's medium sized and look like an open oval shaped wound. There's kind of white gunk coming out of it. It's not fuzzy looking. He's eating well, still in his 2.5 gallon tank because i'm cleaning out the 10 gallon with new everything and going to allow it to cycle. He's not as active. He doesn't want to chase the lazer pointer around and won't go hide in his fake barrels. He will however make an attempt to "attack" me to get his food. :) I feed 2 pellets twice a day. Usually Hikari gold, but started the anti-bacterial pellets 3 days ago. Water is at 75 degrees. I do 95 percent water changes weekly in the little 2.5 gallons. I did a 100 % today to get rid of all the medications hanging out it the water.
My other two betta's are in perfect health.
Any opinions or advice? I know Bubba's getting kind of old, but I love him a lot and I'm willing to spend as much money and time as possible to make him better.
I tried taking picture but my camera has auto focusing on it and it likes everything but the navy blue he is. I'll try posting what I can get tonight after I get off work.
Thank you to everyone who takes a look at this.
I do use aquarium salt and API's stress coat with my water changes.