My Male Crowntail Betta Is Turning White. I’m Really Worried.

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My male blue and black Crowntail Betta is forming white patches. The patch was small but now it’s getting larger. He is in a 3.5 filtered, heated, tank. I do 50% to 75% water changes weekly. I recently added a bacteria starter and a new water conditioner with a additive that helped his slime coat in his last water change. He is still flaring and active as ever. I did notice his lower fins are a bit black too. I’m not sure if it’s fin rot or Ammonia burns/ poisoning. I tried to get some good pictures but he moves too much. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Are you talking about the section on his back? Is the white patch fuzzy at all, or does it look like his scales turned white? Sorry I can't tell based on the pictures.

Also it does look like he has a bit of fun rot based on the first pic. But then again that could just be the shadows.

Do you know your water parameters? Also what temperature is your tank?
 
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fjh said:
Are you talking about the section on his back? Is the white patch fuzzy at all, or does it look like his scales turned white? Sorry I can't tell based on the pictures.

Also it does look like he has a bit of fun rot based on the first pic. But then again that could just be the shadows.

Do you know your water parameters? Also what temperature is your tank?
Thanks for responding. The tank temperature is showing 74 degrees Fahrenheit. I do not currently know the parameters. I’m going to buy a test kit today sometime or have one of my local pet stores check it for me. The patch isn’t fuzzy at all. Here is another picture of him.
 

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Bubbly_Bettas said:
Thanks for responding. The tank temperature is showing 74 degrees Fahrenheit. I do not currently know the parameters. I’m going to buy a test kit today sometime or have one of my local pet stores check it for me. The patch isn’t fuzzy at all. Here is another picture of him.
I'd recommend buying the test kit to have on hand so you can test the water weekly... that way you're attempting to prevent issues rather than respond to them!
 

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Yes you should buy the kit but I think there is nothing to worry about cause it might be that your Betta is changing colour.Many bettas do that and your Betta might be a marble Betta but still to be sure get the kit I am just assuming this conclusion.
 

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I'm dealing with similar at the moment, my blue betta went white on the fins and has a small white patch on the top of his body. A lot of people suggested marbling to me too but I'm sceptical and recently pulled out a piece of decor that turned out to be covered in white mouldy **** - now from my google research I'm wondering whether it's the saddleback strain of columnaris? I can't find much info on how to diagnose it properly though, though the lady at my lfs did say it's was "bacterial" when I showed her an , though she didn't elaborate or really help much more unfortunately. Worth researching though probably
 

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Do you have a heater? 74 is cold for a betta. It should be at least 78.
 

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