What size is your tank? 3 Gallon Quarantine
What temperature is your tank? 25 C
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Currently in Quarantine
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Bio-Gold betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets daily
How often do you perform a water change? Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30% (1 gallon)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquarium Salt
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Hasn't changed, the spot was there when I bought him yesterday
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? More active considerin he was in a cup up until last night.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When he was in his cup
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Quarantine, daily 30% changes and AQ Salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? he's pretty small for a veil tail so I would guess young but he was in the pet shop for about 3 weeks (as far as I know).
I have a divided 10 set up and was out looking for a new boy for the other side. I had seen this guy a few weeks earlier and went back to see if he was still there or if the store had a similar one. He was still there but looking a little sick.
I grabbed him and rushed him home into a quarantine tank, while he was in the cup I noticed a white patch above his eye, what looked like fin rot, a bulging belly and eyes.
The belly and eyes might just be because he is still fairly young, or because I'm being paranoid. The fin rot may have just been coloration since the dark edges are now iridescent blue, almost metalic/steel blue. The white patch is there and more noticeable now that he's getting his color back (He was almost cello when I put him in his tank from his conditions and the stress of travel).
What do you think? The patch in question is on top of his head above the eye.
Any advise for what else I can do for treatment? I have Jungle anti-fungal but I want to avoid medication as long as I can.