Copper has looked a little bloated for several days. I have been feeding the girls very little every other day since I moved them into the big tank, because they got fed a bit extra when they got moved in and were all looking a bit plumpish.
Last night I noticed she was so pale, not her usual self. I also noticed she was pineconing. I immediately moved her to one of the 1/2 gallon containers I have on backup. I can't put her in QT because it's currently occupado.
What size is your tank? 25 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78*F
Does your tank have a filter? Yup, canister filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yup
Is your tank heated? Yup
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 5 other bettas, 2 amano shrimp, and 10 Briggs
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? ATM betta flakes with a FD bloodworm every couple of days(none of mine will take bellets)
How often do you feed your betta fish? ATM every other day.
How often do you perform a water change? Every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? ~25 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Start Right and Stress Coat. Oh, and Equilibrium.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Alkalinity: 80ppm (KH)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She is extremely pale, very bloated, and her scales are pineconing.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She is spending most of her time on the bottom of the tank/container
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Bloating~3 days ago, Paleness-yesterday morning, Pineconing- Last PM
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarium salt, then I found out it's not that helpful. ( I need to get Epsom salt, but I want to see what else I need to pick up-hence the thread)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Only had her about a month and a half.
How old is your fish (approximately)? She looks to be about 4-5 months.
Pics(these are the only 2 pics that weren't blurry)
This is what she looked like before: