White Spots On Bettas Head Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Kittenluna, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Kittenluna

    KittenlunaValued MemberMember

    A month ago i realized my betta had a small white dot on his head. Now theres more. I have no idea what it is.
    I do weekly 25% water changes
    Hes in a 20 gallon with 2 other bettas divided off.
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 20
    Ph 7.0
    Temp 78°

    His fins look kinda messed in the pic but they're not :) any thoughts would help Screenshot_2019-07-06-18-07-34~2.jpg
  2. nikm128

    nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Is is fuzzy looking at all?
  3. OP

    KittenlunaValued MemberMember

    Nope. Not fuzzy or raised
  4. The_fishy

    The_fishyWell Known MemberMember

    He may have scraped himself on something. I would check your decor for anything sharp.
  5. AlpineTheBetta

    AlpineTheBettaValued MemberMember

    His pectoral fin looks frayed. Leads me to believe you may be dealing with bacterial infection.
  6. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    It definitely looks like something is growing on him. My gut tells me its fungal, especially since it seems purely superficial and seems to be spreading radially, but I don't know for sure. Do the other bettas show any symptoms?
  7. AlpineTheBetta

    AlpineTheBettaValued MemberMember

    Fyi mild antibacteria-antifungal med combo are available. Seachem Polyguard is easy to use, and may be effective for milder problems. Even kanaplex+furan 2+ malachite green can be used together as in tank treatment and 30 minute daily bath.
  8. FishLeGeNd

    FishLeGeNdValued MemberMember

    You might have bacteria in the water.

    Or he hit himself against something sharp.