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Please help, strange white patch!

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Hello everyone! I'm new here, but I've referenced a lot of your posts in taking care of my new betta fish, Azul. I've had several betta fish before, but this one by far is the most spoiled. :) I've been paying much more attention to the little details to make him as happy as possible.

Just recently, I noticed this white patch appear on his head. At first I was concerned it was ich, but he doesn't have any other white spots on his body, and this is more of a cluster or a patch, if you will. He hasn't been acting different or anything. He eats his normal portion of food everyday and is quite robust. That being said, I am still concerned. Do you have any idea of what it could be?

Some helpful information might be that I just added sandy substrate to his environment, and the water has become slightly cloudy because of it. Also, he has one tank mate, a mystery snail named Oro.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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Sorry haha, didn't see the little questionnaire.

How many gallons is your tank? Currently at 1.5, upping to 2.5 next month
Does it have a filter? yes
Does it have a heater? no
What temperature is your tank? 75 degrees
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? mystery snail, one

What food brand do you use? Top Fin Betta Bits
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? Occasional blood worms
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Once in the evening, four pellets and sometimes a bloodworm

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Every other day
What percentage of water did you change? 25%
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? dip out
What additives do you use? water conditioner, that's it

Water Parameters: NA
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.

Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):) don't have my kit at the moment

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? I noticed a small little dot sometime ago, although I'm not sure that it's related. I took full notice of it two days ago.
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? He has developed a small white patch.
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? It has not
Is your Betta still eating? yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? No
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue? 3 months
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