What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, small carbon filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Betta bits, pellets occasional blood worm treat
How often do you feed your betta fish?
twice a day 2 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Standard betta water treatment.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No, I just did a full water change and transfered him into small half gallon "hospital" tank that the waters been treated. I do plan to pick up a test kit this afternoon.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes his fins are practically melting away a noted decline in length over night. stomach looks slightly bloaty.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Christophe just lays on the bottom and wont swim, he wont eat wont come up for air. He just lays there tipped on his side.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed he had a case of mild fin rot a a week ago, so I did a full water change in my large tank added a dose of aquarium salt and decided to wait and see how he was doing. Last night he looked really bad so I moved him into a small half gallon tank so it would be easier for him to surface. Now he wont swim at all. Two days ago I added melafix to the water and have been dosing him since its been getting worse.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He has gotten fin rot before, but treatment was very sucessful.
How old is your fish (approximately)?Over 3 years he's a good old boy my Christophe.