Betta has pinecone scales

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I have a betta, he is pretty old and he is in a 2.5 gallon tank. I noticed a few days ago that his scales were kind of pineconed, but he is acting fine otherwise. What do you think it is? I had a betta with pinecone scales a few years ago, but it died shortly after I noticed it. I noticed it a few days ago in this betta and he is still acting fine. What do you think it is?
 

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Usually pineconing is caused by dropsy. What is your temps on the little tank. Try to keep at 80 and keep his water clean.
 
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I don't have a heater for the tank but my bedroom stays pretty warm. I haven't done a water change in a while, but I regularly top off the tank.
 
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I just noticed that he died :(. I had him for a pretty long time, probably around 2 years. I am going to do water changes on all of my tanks today and I will probably be getting a new betta soon.
 
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I will actually be cleaning the tanks tomorrow, and I will probably get a new betta sometime this week.
 
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