Originally Posted by Canuck Fins
Glad you think you might've figured out what it is.
I had asked in a thread in the Betta Care forum about Stress Coat because I'd seen it mentioned a few times on the board. You might want to read that thread because a few posters had suggested it's really helpful with regrowth. I think you've got really good conditions for your fish.
If it was me, I don't think I'd bother with salt. If he's rubbing himself raw "playing" in the filter, that will heal on its own. :)
Yep, I am pretty sure that is what it is- he keeps swimming up to the intake and when he realizes it is now stuffed with filter sponge he almost seems to pout haha
. It's like I took away his new favorite game! Ah well, boys will be boys, I am sure he is quite proud of those missing scales
I will look into the stress coat for sure! Thanks so much for the recommendation! I like the sound of that more than salt. Otherwise, hopefully regular water changes and some tlc will do the trick