I posted a few days ago about my Betta and Pleco and the white spot I found on my Betta's head. For those of you who did not see that post, please note the following:
What size is your tank? 6 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? an Albino Bottlenose Pleco ****The Pleco died yesterday
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Bio-Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? usually once a day 1 or 2 pellets and with skipping one day a week. I also give him one freeze dried blood worm a week (a small piece).
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% although last week we did a complete water change because the Malaysian drift wood that I got made the tank turn brown (I read that it was completely normal and safe for the fish).
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I add a water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No - I'm going to buy a kit tomorrow.
Symptoms and Treatment
He began violently darting around his tank this morning and when I came home tonight he was hiding behind a decoration at the bottom of the tank. I immediately called Petco and asked if I could bring him in to get looked at because I thought he was dying from some sort of disease. The woman that looked at him seemed very knowledgable about Bettas and said that he's very stressed and it could be due to the death of his tank mate yesterday. She also gave me Lifeguard to treat him for any potential disease that may have cropped up since the stress began.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have no idea.
Is there anything else I can do for my poor fish? The woman at Petco said to leave the lights off and make sure that he has lots of hiding spots. Note that he still eats like a piggy. Any help/advice is much appreciate!! Thank you!