What size is your tank? 4 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 82 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Aqua Culture Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? About 10 pellets a day, divided into three meals
How often do you perform a water change? Every few days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% every few days, 100% weekly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra AquaSafe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The white of his fins are a bit pink-ish and the tips are dark red
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He sits in the top corner of the tank, near the heater
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just now. I went to the fish store to pick up a baby girl betta, and I came home to set up her tank and noticed his fins.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not quite sure what to do. I can't go back out today.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I'm aware of. He's been healthy the entire time I've had him.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for about 2 weeks, but he looks fully grown.
Here are some pictures. He wouldn't stay still once I got the camera, so it was a little hard to get good pictures. The white parts of his fins were pure white before. The only thing I can think of that would have caused this that was done differently was the new heater. I washed it really well and scrubbed it to make sure it was clean before I put it in the tank, and I let it heat while he was floating in it until it was done heating and I knew for sure it was working. He was fine all day until just now though, so I don't know what could have gone wrong. I'm really scared. :( I don't know what I can do from home to help him, other than change his water now and again tomorrow. I don't know what medicines I can get him, if any.