Thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to help Fighter through his seemingly random seizure and spasm like behavior. I have moved him away from the stove and concluded that the heat fluctuations caused the problem. He is back to his happy self and is very proud of the bubble nest he made today. :)
However I did notice that his pectoral fins look a bit odd. He has no problems swimming (did some laps in and out of his new plant for me today - look mom!) but the left one seems to be very transparent, only the webbing is there, if that makes sense. The right one is a little better, but seems to be well on it's way to becoming only webbing. The rest of the fin is wasting away...
Is this normal? His other fins look fine, I keep a close eye on him and they actually got so long I've gotten him a new plant with less edges he could possibly rip himself on. A previous betta of mine would squeeze himself through the tiny moat of a castle I had in the bowl and wound up shredding his fins, so I do have BettaFix on hand.
I can post pictures if that would help.
What size is your tank? A plastic fishbowl, one or two gallons. Probably one.
What temperature is your tank? room temperature
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no, i do have a heater though made for bettas
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? a plant from "betta world" zoo med and little treasure chest
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? HBH betta bites pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? two pellets on weekdays, one on weekends. occasional zoo med dial a treat:Mysis, Daphnia, or Blood Worms
How often do you perform a water change? once a month or so
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% - i know this is bad now and will do partial water changes from now on
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta specific water conditioner, tap water conditioner or stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? see above
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? happy as a clam, can swim around fine
When did you start noticing the symptoms? i noticed today, but he could have had this for a while
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nothinn
Does your fish have any history of being ill? seizures/spasms mentioned above, all gone!!
How old is your fish (approximately)? 10-12 months