What size is your tank? 10 gallons, divided once
What temperature is your tank? Was 80, just set it to 76
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? As of yesterday
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? One other betta on the other side of the divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Topfin color enhancing betta bits, frozen daphnia a couple days ago
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets daily
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% then 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress Coat Plus (water conditioner)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: Difficult to read the test strip, ammonia was .25 or lower, and tested the same color when I tested my tap water out of the faucet.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White patches, color change, looks like a rotting fruit.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Clamped at the bottom corner, severly lethargic, no reactions, not eating. He'd be dead if his gills weren't still chuggin.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Turned the water temp down to 76F. I have aquarium salt that I have not yet tried pending help.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Only had him for a week.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Rescued him a week ago from a wedding. Don't know how old the average petstore Betta is before being sold.
Here he is:
I also don't have another container for quarantine or hospital purposes for him or his tank mate other than the cups they came in, unless I could keep them in something household like a tupperware? :( Don't think I have a gallon tupperware though.