I'm just about beginning to fix up my tank and settle the mess I am currently in after my Half headed betta issue posted not long ago. With her now gone for i decided to put her down because i am not confident i can save her, i gave my last remaining female away to a friend of mine who had space to take in a fish.
she's a beginner and did quite well with the last betta i adopted off to her until she passed feeding duty to her mom, causing the fish to be over fed and somehow he died of dropsy. thats was months ago
so just yesterday i dropped My female betta off at her place, she was perfectly healthy when she was with me, eating well though the only problem with me was that she had a male chasing her around.
I added her to my friends tank straight away since the water in the carrier i placed her in was not exposed to the AC for too long in the train
just today my friend tagged me in a photo of the female i gave her..and she was showing clear signs of having Dropsy, Bloated and scales jutting out.
is it possible for a fish to reach this stage in 1 night? I'm trying to figure this out, if it is not possible, then i will defiantly know why that betta i passed to my friend has the illness. i have speculations and i do understand this is probably my fault.
i know dropsy is not really treatable, but help for this case is appreciated, as well as to possible reasons as to how the fish got the illness.
this is information about my Friends tank.
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 80+ F, room temp water here is 84.4F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, air pump filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? most probably.she uses an air pump filter
Is your tank heated? No, we live in a tropical country and her tank is in the living room with no AC, so the temp of the water is 84.4F as that is temp of room temp water
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Only one guppy, she use to live in my tank with 1 male betta and 8 other fish
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?Last i check yesterday it was fish food specially for bettas
How often do you feed your betta fish? she feeds them once a day
How often do you perform a water change? weekly water change
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 40%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? never tested before
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? when she was with me yesterday, she was fine and eating well. now she bloated with jutting scales
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not much at all when she was with me, friend said Fish swam around her tank after i left but mostly stayed at the bottom though.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Was just noted this afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?Never treated fish with Dropsy before, but i have told her to transfer the female to another tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? roughly a year or 2