What size is your tank? 5gal
What temperature is your tank? ~75f
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?freeze dried bloodworms, pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once daily
How often do you perform a water change? Currently cycling, 20-50% every other day or as indicated by water tests
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? Water conditioner. It's supposed to be similar to stress coat, will post correct brand when I get home.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bulge/lump at stomach
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/a possibly clamped fins?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Fasting since Wednesday, fed some pea yesterday, no change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Occasionally gets his fins ripped by the old filter. Nothing since then.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Had him approximately one month.
Altair is causing me trouble again. After moving him to a new tank and adding some ghost shrimp, he seemed fine for a few days, and then the shrimp disappeared and he developed a suspiciously shrimp sized lump in his stomach. There were four shrimp, all of them have gone missing, and each were about 3/4 of an inch long. I'm pretty sure he's eaten and/or killed them, and fasting him has done nothing. I'm thinking the next step is an Epsom salt bath but I'm not entirely sure how to do that. Can't post a picture just now but I will post one when I get home tonight.