So one of my new boys seems really lethargic, he was on the bottom of his tank fins clamped and has what looks like ich just on his tail and much smaller. He is in a 3/4 qt with aq salt and stress coat watching my mom crochet lol! he is alot more active but he had a visitor in his tank (his neighbor decided to stop by >.<) but he isnt really affected by that. Any who Zeke has some weird scaly looking junk edging his gills as well trying to get a good picture.
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 74-80
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 but only during the day by a desk lamp, keeps it 80
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? divided, his side has a cory cat.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New life spectrum
How often do you feed your betta fish? once every night maybe 5-6 pellets sometimes he will eat shrimp pellets for the cory cat
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? 80%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins, weird scaly gills
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, although more active now
When did you start noticing the symptoms? the weird tail a couple days ago, everything else earlier today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? aq salt and stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not sure got him september 1st
How old is your fish (approximately)? not sure