I got Chuck (pictured left) a bit over a month ago. Decided to get another betta. Found a beautiful crowntail (not named yet but will call him ct1 for now). As I was leaving the store I spotted this little guy (ct2 for now). He looked so pathetic I made an impulsive decision to get both new crowntails. CT2 has fin rot - fins are really bad shape. And then yesterday he bloated.
Info for CT2:
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? filter
Is your tank heated? I have one, but tank thermometer reads at 78-80
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets / flakes & treats
How often do you feed your betta fish? suspended feeding yesterday
How often do you perform a water change? I've had him a week and done about 3 water changes (Sat & today)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? usually 50% (sometimes 25% or 75%)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin Water Conitioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 1.0 (tap water reads .5 - 1.0 but conditioner says it neutralizes ammonia, chloramine & chlorine)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated in the last 36 hours
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? First few days he was lethargic and floating near surface, he had spurts of activity where he seemed to be feeling better, since yesterday most times when I check on him, he's resting on the thermometer or inside his cave.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? fin rot from purchase / bloat yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Trying to keep water clean & added aq salt today (dissolved some in conditioned water, then added some of the water to his tank).
Does your fish have any history of being ill? from purchase
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea
Is there anything else I can do for him?