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Is this Ich? Help!

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I have had my betta for about a year now and about 4 weeks ago he began to develop white spots but only on his pectoral fins, I was told this could be ich and therefore bought some medication for that.
I treated him for 2.5 weeks and there was no change in symptoms, he has recently been moved to a new tank ( been cycling for 3 weeks ), as I was worried perhaps the water he was in was causing issue.
Within a day of being in his new tank, he has developed a new white spot behind his eye ( photographed ).
Is this actually ich? I don’t know what to do anymore, but I really don’t want to lose this fish
So far he has been as aggressive an eater as ever, quick to flare at any newcomers, and has not shown signs of lethargy.

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How many gallons is your tank? 9.5gal
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 25 degrees Celsius
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Not at this time, stressed the fish previously
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No

What food brand do you use? Hikari
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
2 blood worms for one meal a week, or 2-3 soaked pellets twice daily

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of water did you change? 30%
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Conditioner, unknown brand, have used stress coat previously

Water Parameters:
pH: 7

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 4 weeks ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? White spots
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Not at all
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? ^^
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? None known
How long have you owned your Betta? 1 year
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? Some fin decay ( on pectoral fins ) Hood Automotive lighting Automotive design Automotive mirror Motor vehicle
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Hello and welcome!

This does not look like Ich.

Ick would look like grains of salt and would most likely increase in number over a short time period if not treated.

We can try and see what else it might be.
If you can manage to get some clear photos, upload as thumbnails, so members can zoom in without the image becoming blurred.
He does not have fin rot.

I‘m not sure, what the white is.
Is it smooth with the rest of the fins or kind of on the surface of the fins?

I hope, others can see better than I do.
Otherwise keep on posting photos - they are already quite good (I know how hard it is to take good photos of fish)!
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