Okay, I posted yesterday about my Betta boy being sick... but now it has progressed! I have removed him from his divided tank and put him in a secluded tank with all the amenities and API stress coat/salt as needed. He was swimming on his side, and his fins are completely frayed and destroyed (by himself). He will not eat, and he hides and occasionally swims erratically. I cannot get a good picture to show it, but his anal fin has started to turn white near the base in a matter of hours. His color is draining and he's turning grey. What on earth is going on?!
What size is your tank? 1.5gal
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Divided with Calvin, another Betta (he has 1.5gal on his side too) ... they don't bother each other and Calvin is perfectly healthy and happy, and moves around like a normal fish.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Bio Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, 6 pellets (I have started fasting him)
How often do you perform a water change? Biweekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? occasional API aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not lately, but last time everything was perfect.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Shredding fins, turning white
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, swimming on side
When did you start noticing the symptoms? It's been about 2.5 weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? N/A
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? approx. 2 months of ownership