What size is your tank?-2gal
What temperature is your tank?-not sure , I have a little 10 watt heater that says it turns on if the water is colder than 76 degrees
Does your tank have a filter?-yup- little wisper filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?-other than what comes from the filter, no.
Is your tank heated?see above- small 10watt heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?-none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?- top fin , color enhancing pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?-once a day- 3- 4 pellets
How often do you perform a water change?-once , sometimes twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?- 50 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? declorinator, always- and this time about a tsp of AQ salt.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?\
I haven't water tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?- it has a little bit of tiny ball mass- thing hanging from one of the rays- sometimes I can see it when he swims by, sometimes I can't.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?-nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when I got him 2 week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?- a bit of aq salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill?-nope
How old is your fish (approximately)?- just got him, not sure
Aristophanese has a balled up- sort of tiny black looking thing on the end of one the rays- hasn't really changed since I got him- the fins were sort of blackened a bit on the edges - from what I read - it seems like it might be fin rot, although- in 2 weeks it hasn't gotten any worse. I put a bit of AQ salt in with this water change- I figured I would do a hundred percent change either tommorow or the next day anyway, and I wanted to see if he would show some improvement.
Then I read this post about someone who just randomly threw aq salt in with a water change and hours later her fish were all distressed- did I do a bad thing? I don't even think a teaspoon is the perscribed amount for two gallons. I kinda freaked, so I figured I would ask- if this isn't ok, I could always do 100 percent change later tonight.