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Possibly a nitrite burn?

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Well this morning, I checked the water and it spiked 0.25 on nitrite.
Are the two strips on the gill cover possibly a nitrite/ ammonia burn?
there's two strips on the other side as well. It had the strips when i got her from the breeder, so i initially thought it was a coloration (--')

Tank size ;20L
N03 and NH4 are 0

I went and did a 50% water change and took some filter spong out off my other tanks and placed it in with the betta.

Should I remove her and place her in my 200L, my male betta will probably harass her as the I only have clear floating divider

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What size is your tank? 20Liter
What temperature is your tank? 27C
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
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?frozen blood worm and live mosquitoes larva
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day

How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50 to 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? -none, I use Di water

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? two strips on gill cover on both sides
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Actually got more active and better appetite than before.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 9 days ago,( but only came to my attention today.
Have you started treating your fish? - no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? had for 9 days. around 5 month old.
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