Hi, new here. I have a male beta that is two years old. He's crippled. Mangled fins, swims sideways. That's not what bothering me but I thought I would add that in. He has this white skin like stuff I saw come off his head. Never seen it before and it's gone now. I noticed it when I checked in a on him earlier. Is this normal?
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? room temp
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? beta bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? once every 2-3 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Just that white stuff that came off
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hasn`t
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 20 mins ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? n/a
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He has mangled fins. I believe he must of has fin rot before I got him, that mangled his fins. No black edges though currently.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 years
Any help would be greatly appreciated!