I'm here to ask for help regarding my (first) fish (Ever), Tsunami.
He is a red, male crown tail betta that I got from Walmart.
You can see him (healthy) here:http://tsunami-the--betta.tumblr.com/image/61639983567
: He's got white, cotton-like things hanging off this tail.
: I have had this first for approx 10 months and everything was fine until I had to leave him for the summer with my roommate. When I came back, Tsunami was lethargic though his appetite was normal, but his fins looked...way different and he had grown this blue spot on his side. You can see this from the pictures. I didn't know what was up with the blue spot, but the fin thing looked, as far as I could tell, like fin rot. So, I went to Petco where I bought a product called Triple Sulfa (the powder version) and used that. I used it was recommended a first time, and Tsunami's behaviour changed. He was back to normal, swimming around all happy like before. But that's when the cotton-y white things appeared on his tail. I got worried, and a few days later decided to re-do the Triple Sulfa treatment. The white things are still hanging off his tail, but now they're getting thicker.
He looked like this two days ago:
Tonight he looked (a little overfed, yes :/) like this:
Is Tsunami really sick or am I overreacting? If he is sick, what do I do? (Keep in mind: I have a very, very small budget...I mean, minimal.)
(Keep in mind #2: I'm kind of emotionally attached to this fish, so I need him to be okay.)
Any help/comments would be much appreciated!
Facts about Tsunami
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? No clue, though I live in Florida so...I'm guessing it's not cold in there.
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No air stone, but the tank has a top with a hole for feeding/air.
Is your tank heated? No.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? He's all alone.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? It's called BettaMin Tropical Medley
How often do you feed your betta fish? One small pinch at 8 am, another at 9 pm.
How often do you perform a water change? Three times a week I change about 30% of the water. Then I do a 100% water change every 15 days.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? The new water I pour in has been treated with Jungle Start Right or Nutrafin's BettaPlus tap water conditioner. It was also left to sit in a container in direct sunlight for a day and subsequently moved away from the sunlight for a few hours prior to the water change.