What size is your tank? 5G hawkeye
What temperature is your tank? 79*
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? none.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellet
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets, twice a day, sub bloodworms one feeding a week, fasting one day a week
How often do you perform a water change? every 5 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1/3
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Tested today and everything came up zero. :( Thought it should have some nitrates. Repeated test twice on that one.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tear in bottom of tail fin and one in bottom fin, but don't look ragged or black on edges. Thought maybe he was biting. Looked better today than the other day. (His fins are NOT clamped.)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? More shy, hides when I approach tank but sometimes see him swimming when he doesn't see me. Less energetic most of the time. Appetite lousy last two days, but at last feeding came up to top, ate and acted more like normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? none except for regular water change. (Last change on Friday)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none
How old is your fish (approximately)? Have had fish for approx 18 months. Cycled tank before I got him.
I'm not sure if I should just keep doing regular water changes and watch him or if I need to Q in a smaller tank. (Not sure how to do that.)