Help with Pork Chop the Betta
Hello! New poster here having some issues with my beta tank, hoping for some help...
Half Moon King Betta with a discolored (lighter than his scales in color but not white) blotch on his head. Just showed up this morning, otherwise has appetite & appears healthy. Doesn't look like the pictures of Ick, it's not actually white...Only fish + one nerite snail.
I've had some issues this week with water quality (I have another thread in invertebrates) but I tested this morning & everything appears normal for this tank. 0 ammonia or nitrite/nitrate, steady 78 temp. The pH in this tank is brackish, but it's been steady since I've started it & fish always seems happy.
It's a 5g set up for about 3 months with a charcoal cartridge filter
I've had to do 2 water changes this week and a vacuum due to nitrite/overfeeding issue. Typically, he gets a vacuum and water change once a week, about 30%
No new chemicals or decor
He gets betta pellets, and occasionally blood worms & brine shrimp. Fasted once a week, I'm careful not to overfeed him (the recent overfeeding incident was too many algae pellets for my snail)