My Red male Betta has recently gotten fin rot over the past few days, which i'm currently treating for with API Melafix (started today) and just did a 90% water change.
Besides the fin rot, I've also noticed other unusual things going on with his behavior. When I got home from school today, I could see his fin rot had severely increased, and this is when I decided to switch him off the AQ. Salt and onto the Melafix. I did a 90% WC and put in clean warm water for him. Besides the advancement of the fin rot, when I walked up to his tank he was at the front top right corner, and then he started "swimming" oddly and very fast to the front left corner, which is not usual for him.
He also seems a bit more lethargic, he is currently sulking at the bottom of his tank.
Please help, I want to do everything I can to get him back to his old self.
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
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? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta pellets and bloodworms for treats
How often do you feed your betta fish? pellets every day, pellets + bloodworm every other day
How often do you perform a water change? I've been doing daily since he's had his Fin Rot, but I would do it once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon Water Conditioner, Aqueon Ammonia Neutralizer
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? n/a
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins have gotten shorter, waxy like on the ends, cloudy looking eyes(?)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, sulking at bottom of the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Fin Rot: 5 days ago, everything else today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Started on AQ. Salt when Fin Rot was mild, followed directions and advice given, but now using API Melfaix since Fin Rot got worse.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A