This is Pepper, I notice as I took him out of his bin today for a water change that there are these white specks that were not there before I think. His behavior has not changed and he still likes to flare at me and he eats very well and it still active. I only became concerned because he was sleeping a lot but I think that is just his schedule because he's sleeping on and off at random times. He has been making a bubble nest every morning after I change the water the night before and right now he is flaring up at my other Betta.
He is in a 1.5 gal treated plastic bin and I change the water every day. I am currently cycling a divided 14gal for my two Betta fish. The water is a little on the low end in temp I would say because I don't have a heater in either of them. I am waiting to get my old one shipped to me from Oregon (I'm in Hawaii right now for school)
Anyways I have some ick away and was wondering if I should start treatment? I also have aquarium salt if that would work as well. They are both active Bettas. Here are the best pictures I could get. Some of the white specks in the cups are because it's dirty on the outside but when looking at his tail you can see some white specks. I'm also not sure if he has raised scales but I might just be paranoid and think they are when really they might not be.
There is none of his face from what I can tell just those specks on the bottom of his tail.
As a side note, that tear in his tail went almost up to his body when I bought him and that little ruffly part of his tail was like that when I bought him as well.