Originally Posted by Blaxicanlatino
well the driftwood has only been a month in the tank. Im waiting to move next week then im covering the driftwood with crystal wort.
It is possible that he coulda scratched himself. Or maybe the betta bit em. It looks more like a swollen red patch on his face. like a rash or soemthing
what do i do about it?
What is the pH in the ten gal/ does it receive weekly water change?Sometimes those who keep few fishes in heavily planted tanks, don't change the water weekly which is not normally a problem unless the fishes need the Gh , such as livebearer's.
Over time ,through natural processes in the tank the Gh levels begin to drop, this would perhaps not be a problem for soft water fishes but perhaps would create uncomfortable water for platy's guppies,mollies who enjoy ,need,hard alkaline water. If fishes become stressed due to uncomfortable conditions,then they could become more susceptible to bacterial pathogens or fungus,finrot,etc.
Could also be quite possible that the Betta no longer wishes to share space with the platy.(common)
Might also remove any sharp edged items that fish could scrape itself on.
In any event,,were it me,I might consider small two or three gallon water change on the ten gal every other day for a week, and see if condition improves before considering medication. (but that's just me)
I'm not much help on medication's don't use em unless last resort.