I got Razzy last Sunday for my Daughter as she really wanted a red Betta.
When i got him home i noticed that he had fin rot on the tip of his tail fin. I started him on 1 teaspoon of AQ salt and it is clearing up nicely. but Today i noticed that he is hiding behind his silk plant by the heater and only comming out when coached. he hasn't been very active but he would always come out when you went up to the tank until today. he is still eating but not much at all. actually the third day we had him he even made a bubble nest. but now as i said he doesn't have much interest in anything. Please help we all love him very much and don't want to lose him.
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75-77
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? Nutrafin Max Betta Flakes
Nutrafin freeze dryed red grubs
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? 75% 1 day and 100% next day as i an treating him for a mild case of fin rot with AQ salt
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin betta conditioner....AQ salt right now....a small piece of almond leaf
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I'm assuming fine since I am changing the water every day
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
not sure i got him a week ago and realized when i took him home that he had some fin rot so i have been treating him for that. since I had him it has not changed except his fins are looking better
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Well when i got him home and in his tank he would always come up to the tank when you went up to it and he was eating fine now he is staying by the heater and not comming out unless coached out and he is s.till eating but only a very little.
When did you start
noticing the symptoms? i noticed that he had fin rot the day i brought him home but noticed the new symptoms today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I have been treating him with AQ salt 1 teaspoon per gallon since last sunday for fin rot
Does your fish have any history
of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?