I have had my betta for almost 2 weeks. I did not get this guy myself, he was a "gift" so I'm trying to learn quickly (my first betta or fish for that matter). He came in a vase with bamboo. I have moved him to a 5gal tank with a filter and heater. I also have given him moss balls and anubus plants. He is fed mostly pellets but sometimes frozen bloodworms. The tank has been reading 79 degrees. I also have been testing the water every other day and things are not perfect but are pretty close to normal. SO... yeaterday i saw 2 pinhead size "cotton puff" things on the tip of his fin (he is a CT) and while i was watching one fell off and floated for a while before it went to the filter. Today the other "cotton puff" is still there (so I don't think it's an air bubble) plus another one. I think it might be ich. SOOOO my question is can I treat for ich just in case or will this hurt my boy? What should I buy or what is the best treatment for ich? On a side note I have become very smitten with this little guy and want to take as best care with him as I am able.