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I recommend getting urself the api master test kit, very well worth it!
Yeah, it's VERY possible if not for sure. I get my bettas from Petco and I always have to treat them for something or another. In the future, try keeping the betta in a small-ish hospital tank for a week or so before putting them in their new home. Usually, diseases will show up in a week or so after purchase, and having them in a bare minimum tank makes treatment easier (especially if you have live plants or other fish and invertebrates in the main tank)Thanks! My heater preheats itself to about 79 degrees, and I will change the water soon. Is there any treatments I should use? Also, I use API 5 in 1 test strips and API ammonia test strips. Are they reliable enough to ensure that my bettas water is clean?
Also, is there a chance (since I bought him two days ago at Petco) that he already had an infection and that it has just shown up?
I have heard of a disease called "hole in head" but your betta looks more like it has a fungus problem than that. I would talk to someone at the pet store about fungus medication. has it gotten worse? if so please post another picture, that would be helpful as well. Does the grey stuff look fuzzy? or just flat?Could it be my bettas head is decaying???
Hmmm, it could be velvet, I treat that with a copper medicine. It works for ich too. I really can't say for sure unless I see it, and even then, pictures don't always do justice. I would look up pictures of fish that have velvet and compare to what you see on your betta. I would also just watch and wait. If your betta starts acting sick then treatment is needed more urgently, but if he is still fine then it might not be something you have to treat.The grey stuff is flat, not fuzzy (from what I can tell.
Well, it could be a color mutation or some missing scales then...My betta is very energetic and comes to see me at the front of is tank!!! He seems perfectly healthy besides the blotch on is head.