I spotted a weird spot on Orlando yesterday and I resolved to watch it, because it looked like she'd scraped up against something. I came back today and it's worse.. and it looks like it's getting at her face and fins too. I'm not sure if she's batting herself around or if this is a fungus or something...?
I took some pictures-
You can kinda see in the second one where her back fin is getting splotchy and transparent for some reason..
She's acting generally fine, and neither of her tankmates (two other girls in a divided tank) are showing symptoms.. which is why I am split on what it is. She's eating, not clamped, swimming around fine as far as I can tell.. I put her in a heated QT tank though with some AQ salts and nothing but a really soft plant. I wanna check out her own plants for any wires or anything before I put them in there.. or make sure it's not a fungus. I've got API Fungus Cure at ready.
She normally looks like this:
What size is your tank? 10Gal/ .5 QT tank
What temperature is your tank? 78 (10G) / 80 (QT)
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? Yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Two other girls in her 10G.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon betta pellets, freeze dried blood worms once a week.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
How often do you perform a water change? 25% every other day and 100% every two weeks because it isn't filtered yet.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Usually API Stress Coat, sometimes Aqueon Tropical Fish conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/A
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Her little lips seem to be unusual.. and there's that weird splotch on her back. And her fins are getting splotchy in some parts.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't. She clamped up a bit when I put her in the QT tank, but other than that.. nothing really.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday, possibly a day earlier.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put her in a heated QT tank with a single soft plant (from a different aquarium) and some AQ salts.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None at all.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm not certain.
I'd appreciate some help guys. Until I know what this is I'll continue a 10 day AQ salt & daily 100% changes routine.