Hey guys. Dorian is just one of those fish very sensitive to disease I've decided. I recently (past week) moved him into a larger 6.6 gallon tank with 3 live plants and a filter. It started as wispy stuff on his fins so i put half of a anti-fungal tablet in the water 3 days ago. Well I got up today and he has ick all over his body. so i cleaned his old 1 gallon tank and put him in it and medicated him for ick. (I moved him because the medicine would kill the plants).
1. Now that he is in his old tank he has bubbles in his side fins and clamps them. Is this something to worry about? I tried moving him around to get them off.
2. How do i clean his new tank with the live plants when he is ready to be moved back in? What do I do with it? i dont want to do a 100% because my plants have just started putting down roots
What size is your tank? 6.6 gallons
What temperature is your tank? About 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? waterfall filter
Is your tank heated? by a florescent light.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 plants (I guess)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
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? 25-50
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? none other than water treatment
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
its been roughly 5 days. no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white dots and faded color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? only when i moved him back to medicate him but thats because there are no rocks or decorations. he sits at the top.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes (see above)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Good Lord yes...
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3-4 months since i got him.