Okay, I've had my Betta for exactly 9 days. His name is Prince William because I was watching the Olympics when I was thinking of names for him.
He's a Half-moon Betta and his fins were like that when I got him. So I'm taking care of that with Bettafix.
Anyway, I've never noticed it before until I started reading articles about Velvet disease. So I'm not sure if he's always had a gold-ish hue and I'm just being paranoid, or if he really is sick. I've answered the form and will attach photos next.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? between 80-84F it fluctuates but it's usually around that.
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? I bought a heater but opted not to install it yet since it's still pretty hot
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I alternate with pellets, dried bloodworms, and dried mysis. He doesn't like Daphnia.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning and 1 at night. or 1 bloodworm cut in half in the morning and another one at night. (I do this same process with the Mysis. I have to cut it because it's too big for his mouth.)
I didn't feed him today because I read that I have to skip a day to help him clean out his system. So I'm thinking I'm not going to feed him on Tuesdays.
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%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner and Bettafix to help heal his torn fins
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, I'm not sure, I still have to get test kits.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Bettafix for his torn fins
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?