What size is your tank? - 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? - I'm not sure what the actual temperature is, but I have a thermometer that has a green zone and if it's the green zone, it's good.
Does your tank have a filter? - yeah
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - yeah
Is your tank heated? - I do have a heater, but I don't need it, so I don't use it.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? - pellets from petsmart
How often do you feed your betta fish? - twice a day. (2 pellets each time)
How often do you perform a water change? - about once every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? - all of it
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - conditioner and medicine for damaged skin (he had a fungus and even though it's gone, he has a cut from it)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I don't want to test it because today is actually the day to change him and I'm low on the little testers. But I'll change today and test if you want, but they'll be normal.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - He looks pretty much normal other than the bloated tummy and hole on it.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - He isn't swimming around as much, but there's not too much change.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - I gave him two drops of open sore medicine. I'm not feeding him breakfast today.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? - Yeah, he had a bladder thing/constipation (that thing where he floats on one side) and he also might have had a mild form of dropsy (I was able to treat it successfully)
How old is your fish (approximately)? - about 9 months.
My other fish (in a separate tank) is fine. And I'll try to get a picture, but it might not be that great. Am I allowed to use flash? Or will that hurt him?
edit: another way to describe it is like a tumor/some kind of lump on one side of his tummy that stretched his skin open.
Last edited by bigtimetyler; 05-30-2012 at 06:59 AM.