What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No, the filter.
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Alton Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 pellets 3x a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every three days. Every other day more recently, Iíve been trying to get some algae under control.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 40-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? A tiny bit of aquarium salt, NovAqua Water Conditioner, Seachem Prime, Leaf Zone plant food once a month.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: 75 soft
Alkalinity: 80 moderate
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? I noticed a small white spot on his tail. Recently he has been tail biting, and I see pin-head sized holes in his tail every once in a while. This one looks white, blurry, and almost swollen on one side. But, there is only one.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not much, if at all.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed the pinhead sized holes a few weeks ago, but thought it was just him biting. I noticed the white spot today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 7-8 months old.
I noticed a weird white spot on my fish today. It looks too big to be an ich spot, and there is only one of them. Thoughts? I'm really worried about Sir Crispin.