What size is your tank?
2 gallon hex tank from petco
What temperature is your tank?
I'm not sure but it is heated.
Does your tank have a filter?
The stock filter that came with the tank
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
A plant i guess?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Tetra pellets and tetra dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Usually around 3 times a day 8 pellets and blood worms on and off.
How often do you perform a water change?
Once a week but I've changed it to once every two days recently
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water
Usually about a gallon of water treated.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Api aquarium salt, api melafix, and tetra betta safe water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have not done any on the water.
Symptoms and Treatment
I've had my beta a little over 3-4 months now and his condition is worsening. He had such beautiful fins before now they are torn to shreds. he was still active till about a week ago. Lately he has been very lazy just floating at the bottom or top of the tank not moving at all. Then he'll all of a sudden bolt all over the place for no apparent reason. the base of his top fin seems to be cut or bleeding because it looks red and his other fins are a complete mess. He still has his appetite but he looks like hell. I dont know what to do. please someone help me because even though i did not want the fish, i dont want it to be mistreated :(
another thing to note is that he has some sort of shade of white on the bottom side of his head (closer to his gills). I'm not sure if that was there before but i thought it should be worth mentioning.