Ok not going to panic... *also heavily on wine right now*
NOT going to panic...
Maybe some of his scales had been damaged long ago (Since he must have been jarred for several months of his life) and they are just falling off now... but I'm noticing a small patch on the top of his head... ratio wise would be just below your hairline. The patch is vivid pink but... alas the camera just can't capture it well. I thought it was just pink scales yet... I don't see scale lines or... stuff when I got him he had a small area like that but the area has grown (As if maybe 4 scales had fallen off)
I believe it's all that exploration he does... he finds that smallest possible areas... under those shells and just RAMS himself under them and wriggles himself through the space to the other side. He does it on purpose... I watch him do it... One shell in particular he loves to SHIMMY under so maybe his head gets scrapped abit...
Oh I might cry... his personality is just BOOMING, he JUMPS for food now... I wet the tweezers lightly so the pellet just dangles percarsiously from the tip of one of the sides and he bites it off. As I said before he loves to shimmy into tight spaces on purpose and wriggle around in them. I bet if that vine were to be moved out he'd die... He swims through the loops that vine is creating in the water. Also... the cutest thing has to be where he sleeps now... IN THE JAVA FERN!
Oh... right... um... here are some facts... *Coughs*
Filter: MarineLand Penguin 100
Cycled: ... probably 70% finished cycling by now
Water Quality: I'd say it's good... I do 20% water changes every few days.
Temp: I keep it at around 78F (That heater is awesome!) it fluxs though from 76F to 80F... but through out the day. So the morning it will be 76F but by around 4PM it will be around 80F.
Current: Slight, I sponged the filter and sorta have the water currenting down and around the tank gently.
Food: He's a pig, He eats 4 (Trying to ween him down to 3) Aquaeon Betta Pellets twice a day. So getting it down to 6, from 8.
Plants: That Vine, Several 'A' named plants and a Java fern.
Salting?: Every few days after a small water change I put a few TSP's of AQ salt in with some TSP's of Epsom salt.
Acting: Very curious, loves to be watched (I think). Doesn't just hover around the top... hovers all over the place, I rigged the filter so the tank has several spots where the water sorta loops down then loops back up so if he needs air in a hurry he can just catch the up-current and get gently helped to the surface (I think It was ingenius haha on my part).
Activity: HIGH, though he does take breaks now and then just gently flutter around the vine or the Java fern (Probably in Trance/Sleep mode).
Changes is acting?: None... it just bothers me that pink area... ALSO his fins are getting these white new areas that are growing... like a transparent HEM around his fins I'm guessing this is new fin growth?
I'll TRY to get pics tomorrow in good light just... he's SO active it's impossible to get him to pause! Not like... HYPER active but like... Bumble bee active... Hovers over to one area... looks around... Hovers over to new area... and etc etc.