What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80 degress
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, but I've turned off the heater for the summer.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta plus, floating mini pellets. Aqueon Betta Treat, freeze-dried bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 or 2 pellets a day, bloodworms occasionally.
How often do you perform a water change? Every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta H20 Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I went to PetSmart to test my water last Friday, and the employee said all levels looked fine, but the ph was somewhat low. I didn't get the exact numbers, unfortunately.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has two white dots next to each of his eyes. There are no other dots of the rest of his body, as far as I can see. The scales near his head look slightly raised.
Here is a picture.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Has completely stopped swimming, seems weak and lethargic, responds to the sight of food but can't move himself to get it.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Earlier last week, when he starting getting lethargic and swimming less.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I changed around 40% of the water last Thursday, but there was no change. When I still thought he was depressed, I bought him an Amazon Sword aquatic plant, which I planted yesterday.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for a year now. He looked mature when I bought him, but I don't know his approximate age.
I'm sorry for the information I'm lacking, but I would appreciate any help! I had first thought he was depressed or just getting older, but his symptoms/appearance have become increasingly strange.
I don't know if it's relevant, but there is a lot of algae present in the tank. I wasn't too concerned, as I'd been told it was harmless.