What size is your tank? 5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75F
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Mostly Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Normally twice a day, 2 pellets at a time
How often do you perform a water change? Around 2 times every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 10~20% at a time
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water Ager
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Became pale, with folded tail fins that's affecting his ablilty to swim well
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Doesn't move around as much
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I noticed the cloudy water and decided to go through the cycling process and put him in a temporary glass bowl
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tiny bit of Bettafix, I don't dare put in too much at a time...
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not as far as I am aware
How old is your fish (approximately)? I had him for 2 weeks, not sure how long he has been at the pet shop
Sooo, after a night awake and reading up, I think he's getting a fin rot and his discolouring is from stress. He has spent the night in the bowl that's in a sink filled with warm water... has looked happier since I put him in there, but the folded tail doesn't help him swim around well, especially because he is a veil tail so he has to work extra hard to move around...
In my other thread in the care forum, I was suggested to float him in a container in the tank to keep him warm while the tank undergoes cycling. Any suggestions on what I should do to help him after I have gone out to buy a big enough plastic container to float him in? Or should I put the bowl in a cool box filled with warm water?