What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Steady at 78 degrees.
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Three pellets twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change?
Twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
50% to 75%.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
If I'm not wrong, Nutrafin conditioner. I'm in class right now so I can't look for myself.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
His tail looks slightly crooked. His tail edge has always been pretty straight. He's a plakat type, so when he flares, his tail is perfectly round. However, I was looking at him this morning and his tail didn't look quite right, so I had him flare. It's definitely not the roundness it used to be. I'll try to get a picture when I get back from class.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Still exactly the same.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Not yet - I don't want to treat him with AQ salt if he doesn't need it. I plan on upping his water changes, though, just in case. He's due for one tomorrow, and then a 50% on Saturday, and so forth.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Perhaps about a year old.