What size is your tank? 20 gallons high
What temperature is your tank? 76 to 78 degrees fahrenheit
Does your tank have a filter? Aquaclear 20
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes, 100 watt heater.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 other female bettas because the other two died recently and it kinda feels wrong for me to add new fish.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Flakes- Ocean Nutrition Brine Shrimp, TetraMin tropical, and rarely Hikari Biogold Pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day. Skip a day every week.
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? 15-20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Excel flourish and Prime.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0.25 ppm, (I know it's going to sound bad) the only time i get 0 ammonia is immediately after a water change or before I cycled my aquarium.
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 20 ppm
pH: will test tomorrow
Hardness:will test tomorrow
Alkalinity: will test tomorrow
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins clamped together, stress stripes,
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Does not crowd to front of tank to get food like the other bettas and is always at top left far corner.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This Morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? At least 6 months but I've only had her for 3.
Please help! I notice she has long stringy poo also. How should I treat her?