Lemme fill out the sticky first:
What size is your tank? 1 gal QT
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? NLS
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x daily
How often do you perform a water change? 2x week
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? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 ppm (just changed water last night)
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
- answered in paragraph below
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
We diagnosed my male veiltail with lymphocystis a few months back. He has been in strict QT ever since. About a week ago I noticed he was acting lethargic and clamping. I come to find out his heater had failed on me. I got him a new one, but that did nothing to alleviate his lethargy and clamping. About 3 days ago I noticed he would periodically rub against the thermometer and oak leaves (I keep in all of my tanks for the tannins). I can see nothing visible on his body aside from the lympho infection.
I have on hand AQ salt and can salt his tank tonight. I'm worried that he either has a secondary parasite infection or what we had diagnosed as lympho was actually a parasite. Shortly after he was first diagnosed he went through 7 days of salt treatment that appeared to have no effect on the site. I have included a picture of his infection taken in March. His only history of disease is minor fin rot and tail biting. He is about a year old now.
Please advise. Thank you.