I posted a thread in the Betta Fish Care section but I think it's more appropriate to open up my problem here.
Yesterday I noticed my betta darting around his tank a lot, moving erratically whenever he bumped into a plant or the heater. I thought this was him being stressed but that was not it. He has a case of ich and he is currently being acclimated for his hospital tank.
I've read around and some people are saying to raise the temp to 85F gradually. I'm doing this right now slowly. Others say to use AQ salt and I would like to know if that would help out.
Here is the form to help out.
What size is your tank? Hospital tank/ 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? 81F at the moment, going to slowly move it up to 85F
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? Omega One pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning and evening
How often do you perform a water change? Once a day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 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?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White spots all over his body and fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yesterday he darted all around the tank rubbing himself against the plant and heater, now he's pretty normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Clean water and bumping up the temp
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not sure
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe about a year? Less?