I have posted about my new veiltail before. I had thought he was improving and "out of the woods", so to speak, but today I noticed something new... I had thought Nova was eating, but as it turns out, he doesn't eat. He takes the food, chews it for a while, then spits it back out in pieces. I am worried because this means he isn't getting nutrition... Also, his water is still cloudy all the time, no matter how many water changes I do, and his fins look like they have a touch of fin rot. it nothing else, they are a bit clamped at the tips. Other than that, though, Nova still swims around normally and will occasionally flare if I hold up a mirror for him.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
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? Aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4-6 pellets 1x per day
How often do you perform a water change? 2x per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1- 50% and 1- 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Untested for the moment, but I can test if need be. Two days ago, everything was perfect when I checked.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins look a bit clamped at the ends and/or perhaps a minor amount of fin rot.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Spitting out food instead of swallowing it.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, but I am considering Aq. Salt for the possible fin rot.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Ever since I got him he's not been well. :(
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure. I got him from Petsmart a week ago.