What size is your tank? 8 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, airstone
Is your tank heated? No, I live it Florida, it maintains 80 on it's own
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellet, occasionally freeze-dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every 2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat/aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I had it tested at the pet store yesterday and was told the ammonia was high but that it was okay for a tank still cycling, no good I know :/
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Patches of scales missing, white patch under gills/under chin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Spitting out food more than usual, but other than that completely normal
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago after switching to a new tank
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? One dose of pimafix but immediate stopped once I noticed him bloating
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, but he does beat himself up occasionally on the tank
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for 3 months, so fairly young still
When I posted earlier, I had noticed the white patch under his chin/gills within hours of putting him in the new tank. Previously he was in a 1.5 gallon tank in spring water. I took the water up to have it tested and was told that the ammonia was a little high but Roy would be fine ince the tank was almost done cycling. However, I think it may be too late, as today he's developed slight bloat. I haven't seen him poop lately, so it could be stress related constipation, but with all the other symptoms, I'm leaning more toward ammonia poisoning.
I'm assuming I need to get him in a smaller hospital tank soon, but what do you recommend for a QT? A little of the old water and a little new? Do I need to medicate?
It's breaking my heart...