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Old 11-29-2011, 10:03 AM   #1 
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White spot on head appearing and disappearing?

My sister's blue VT named Jon Snow as a white spot that as appeared on his head 2 days ago. It doesn't seem like it's spreading. Today when I went back to the tank to see how he was doing, the spot had disappeared.

Housing
What size is your tank?
5GAL.
What temperature is your tank?
78
Does your tank have a filter?
YES
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?
NONE

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
PELLETS
How often do you feed your betta fish?
TWICE A DAY

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
50% ONCE A WEEK WITH GRAVEL VACCUM
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
NUTRAFIN WATER CONDITIONER

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
ALL NORMAL
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
WHITE SPOT ON HEAD
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
NO
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
2 DAYS AGO THEN TODAY IT DISAPPEARED.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
NO BECAUSE IT WENT AWAY.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
NO.
How old is your fish (approximately)?

DON'T KNOW. HE WAS ADOPTED 1 MONTH AGO AND HE SEEMED LIKE AN ADULT BUT WE THINK HE'S STILL PRETTY YOUNG.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:09 AM   #2 
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New development. There is not white spots anymore BUT a couple of scale on each sides of his face (on the cheeks) have turned a brownish-red colour. Which is weird because he's all blue and his head is black...So the change in colour is weird.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:37 AM   #3 
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White spot... sort of like ich? But just one spot? Ich is a powder or a bunch of white spots on the fish that doesn't lay flat on the surface... He could've just had one ich spot - my one male had that >< I just did a water change for him and he was fine.

I have had some bettas change color on me. It's normal, usually. My black male has dark dark blue and red in his fins, and his face has baby blue O_O It makes no sense, looks like something is wrong but really isn't...

Has anything else changed? like is he less active? does he freak out more? what is the PH level?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:18 PM   #4 
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His behavior is normal, he's very active, he flares at the mirror... nothing looks weird except those rust coloured scales on his cheeks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:21 PM   #5 
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Hmm, only things I can think of are these...

1. PH, or hardness of water - including metals, can cause this discoloration - although not extremely dangerous.
2. Food and water: this affects how a betta looks. A good diet, and clean water will have colors show up they never had! Same with bad diet, and dirty water.
3. Ammonia burn. Check inside his gills when he flares. Pink? good then scratch ammonia burn... black or inflamed red? ammonia burn is a possibility. To avoid this, let the tank cycle... do a smaller water change (30% per week).
4. bettas change colors. Like I said, one of mine has baby blue odd discoloration on his cheeks - but that's just him.
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