Hi, I've been reading this forum and the diseases area and just wanted to know what others thought about this betta that I was just given. It is currently residing in a .5 gallon quarantine tank which was the same size as it was in when I first received him. It was never heated so it was whatever room temperature we had in the house and it has gotten cold at nights, way below the temperature for bettas. I know it's too small, but it's too late since he was already sick when I was given it, now I want to fix him.
It looks like the top parts of his head and now his body have gotten ick, is that right? It really looks like it to me but I want to be positive about the treatment. I got a small 15w heater that is not adjustable to heat up his water, I pull it out when it gets too warm for him.
Can anyone else see what ailments he has? I would like to fix him up before putting him in his new tank. The images below link to larger versions of themselves.
What size is your tank? Half Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
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 (now it is), when it was given, no.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once every few days.
How often do you perform a water change? Just got him.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Just got him.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No :(
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It had spots on him and his fins looked weary.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It's always been on the bottom of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I first got it.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just putting him in warmer water and tried to add some aquarium salt for the fin rot.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not sure.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure.