So, just checked in on my little buddy and I see what looks to be a white algae/fungus around his head, but no where else on his body. almost like when you get a bad sunburn and your skin starts peeling a bit. It looks like it follows the edge of his gills. He's not lethargic, is eating fine. I feel as though I should be running to the lfs to grab some aquarium salt or fungus remover. Am i right to think so or am i overreacting?
What size is your tank? Was in a 5.5g before I put him into my macquarium for temporary holding.
What temperature is your tank? 78*
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets daily
How often do you perform a water change? N/A
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Will be doing 1 50% and 1 100% weekly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra Aquasafe Plus
Have you tested your water? NA only been up for a day.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white substance around head/gills, almost like algea sticking to him.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nothing yet
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 6:45pm today
Have you started treating your fish? not yet
If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? guessing he was 3-4 months old when I bought him a month ago, so we'll say he is approx 5 months old.
Sorry for the not so great pics, he doesn't like sitting still for the camera. To me it seems as though I should grab some salt, and possibly some anti-fungal meds. but I figured I'd ask first before doing anything drastic.
edit: Could this maybe not be fungus and just excess slime coat from me moving him from one tank to the new one?