White patch of Betta

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    Good morning,

    Ive been seeing this spot on my betta for a few weeks now and he wasn’t showing any signs of a change in behavior so I thought I would leave it and see if it goes away, however its still there and I’m starting to get worried, does someone know if it’s maybe ich or some other disease that I should be treating him for?

    The picture doesnt want to upload but it looks like white scales on his head in a patch of about 5mm in diameter between his eyes, nothing “fluffy” like a fungus
     
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    Can't say without a pic. Could be anything form a scrape to HITH. Need the pic. Make the file size of the pic smaller.
     
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    do you have sharp rocks like dragon rock in the tank, most probably a scrape, but as @BoelderBeestie said difficult to say, ich is small spots all over the fish
     
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    This is the only picture I can upload, I dont have dragon rock but I do have a little ornament that he likes go sleep in that he might scrape himself on

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    It's not Ich or after a few weeks his whole body would be full of little white spots
    Can't really be sure if a scratch or HITH,...
    Not sure how common it is in beta
    Has the patch been growing/ spreading over the weeks or has it stayed same size?
    I have never had a fish with HITH but from the picture looks more like a scratch to me..
    Let's see what others think
    Your water parameters all ok?
     
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    A scrape should heal up quickly so I would look at water quality to help the fish recover as this looks like a bacterial infection, probably a scrape that got infected. Do a 50% water change, wipe the glass and check your filters for grime or trapped food. Keep doing small daily water changes till things improve. If this was my fish I would keep things very clean and monitor the situation. If it starts to spread you can look at treating with an antibiotic like bactopur. Being like this for weeks tells me it's not aggresive so you have time on your side.
     
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    Not sure how big tank is but you could also add a little bit of salt
    It will help with fungus and aids the healing and might stop it from getting to the point where an antibiotic is needed
     
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    Salt will be beneficial in this case if there's no soft water species in the tank with him.
     
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    Thanks everyone hope he gets better soon
     
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