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As @Dartmouthseven says , you want 0ppm of ammonia , I also suggest instead of letting the water sit for 3 days that you use a water conditioner that Detoxifies (removes) ammonia , nitrites , nitrates , chlorine , chloramines and heavy metals for all water changes and top offs. I've recently started using the new to market API Aqua Essential , but any water conditioner that detoxifies those things is far better than just letting the water sit. And / or because you said you didn't have a chance to properly complete the nitrogen cycle before adding the fish , I also suggest you use a "good" bacteria starter additive such as Dr. Tim's Aquatics "One and Only" , API Quick Start , Tetra Safe Start Plus. I hope this helps.
 

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Glad to hear he's in recovery , Mystchavos (betta) has always had a silver face
Bird Eye Beak Azure Blue

as for the blackened scale edges I can't say for certain ; it could simply be from a natural changing of color(s) , it could be from stress or it could be an illness. continue to monitor him and
 
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