My second time here. I rescued a Betta boy from Meijer last Sunday. He was in a cup with disgusting, filthy water. I have him in a 5 gallon tank with a small filter, and heater. Heat is constant at 78. All water params are good. Sm amt salt in water.
Day after I got him, he started darting around, and trying to scratch himself (flashing). I noticed on his body, the color was "mottled".. looked like bald patches. Pet store recommended Maracide and Marasyn.. Did one dose of that, and the flashing got worse. Next morning, stopped the med and did an 80% water change. Today, he is still darting to the bottom, hanging behind the filter and bottom trying to itch himself. Appetite good, energy level good.
I don't want to start any treatment now without some good advice!
This is how he looks today. Any idea's what I am dealing with? Thanks,