So you know how whenever your dog or cat or bunny (etc...) is sick, you take it to the vet? Well I was thinking, you can't exactly take betta's to the vet...
Now I know about a lot of betta illnesses, but I'm not exactly very good with identifying them/curing them if possible
Anyways, my point is, I'm going to post recent pictures of my betta and I want two things from you guys;
1. Does my betta look healthy? (I'll also be filing out the form just incase anyone needs it since this is a checkup :D)
2. Could anyone list any betta illnesses, if they're common or not, what causes them, how to cure them, and possibly include pics so I can know how to identify it?
Thanks! Just trying to keep my lovely little princess as happy and healthy as possible! Plus, I'd like to have her for many years, if I can :)
(One picture of her tank is also included) (And my computer was being a bit glitchy so I may have put in multiple of the same pic on accident)
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
I keep it around 78ºF-80ºF
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?
What food brand do you use?
Omega One and TopFin
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
Pellets and bloodworms (Omega one pellets, TopFin bloodworms as a once a day treat in the afternoon)
The pellets are not. The bloodworms are.
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
Three times a day. Morning, 3-4 pellets, afternoon, one bloodworm, night, 3-4 pellets
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
(obviously me betta isn't exactly ill but I perform water changes every other day)
What percentage of water did you change?
I don't know what percentage exactly. I change half a gallon every other day and it's a 2.5 gallon tank
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
Dip out. I have no vacuum.
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?
I use Aqueon betta conditioner and TopFin bacteria supplement
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water *before* the regular water change; not after one.
Ammonia: I don't have a water test kit and it's ben a couple weeks since I went to PetSmart to get it tested. I'm going to buy a test kit soon.
Symptoms and Treatment:
(I deleted some of the questions since, again, my betta isn't exactly ill...)
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
Sort of, yes. She's had SBD, weird kinda fuzzy white spots on her that lost their fuzz but haven't 100% gone away (been like that for weeks) and I've noticed she also has kinda like a little dent on her one side... You can see it very clearly in one of the pictures.)
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?
I got her September 24th, 2016 as a baby and no, she was fine.
Good thing about bettas, you can tell them ANYTHING and they always keep your secrets :)