Ok.. Mr. T (my fish.. a.k.a. Fishyface) is turning white. And when I say white.. I mean the scales are losing their pigment. It IS NOT a white fuzzy growth. it even appears he has lost some scales. He was red and green.. now he is red, white, and green.
I noticed the color change on his dorsel fin first. Then it moved to his face. Now its in his body.
He is in a 2.5 gallon tank.
I do a 30% water change every week.
He is active! He eats! He plays hide and seek with me.
He does have a plant in the tank... dont know what kind - (Petsmart told me it was the appropriate plant for a betta.)
I did recently go on a 2 week vacation - but the friend who gave me the fish looked after him the whole time. I noticed the color change about 3 days after I got home. He was fine before that as much as I can tell.
I have looked and scoured all the threads I though might help me but I haven't found anything definitive.
I think it could be one of these 3 things..
1. Fin rot - but he still has his fins
2. water too cold
3. He's old hes just losing his color.
I took a photo and tried to attach.. i hope it loads.
Any help is greatly appreciated.