The other day to noticed this thing on my bettas face. I couldn't get a good pic of it and decided to just watch it, to see what happend.
I did some searching online and the closest thing I could find was an Anchor worm but it sound like the only way to get them is via contact with a fish that has them...so i'm confused, unless she had it when i got her a few weeks ago and they are only visible now?
her behavior hasn't changed and she eats like a pig.
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 74 - new heater on the way
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? not at the moment
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hiraki pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: very hard
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? that thing on her face
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? some site said add salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no, other then missing a fin
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea. she's kinda small
This was tankn from the top looking down and the white specks are not on her. I think they are air bubbles from the water change.