Okay, so Buddha is a royal blue veiltail with a black head and red ventrals with a red hue on his anal fins. This is how I bought him, and how he had been for around the first 3 months of owning him. About a month ago, I noticed that his head is now a grey color and is only black in the dark. With the light on, he's a light grey. Unforunately, I can't get an image because he doesn't stay still.
Also, I had a scare awhile ago because I thought that he had velvet. There was a copper color on his gills and I instantly did tank changes everyday. However, I noticed that the copper hasn't gone away and now it's almost like it's a part of his color. But I'm sure that's wrong, considering royal blues don't have copper gills.
What size is your tank? 2 gallon Bowl
What temperature is your tank? Lukewarm. It gets changed when it becomes too cold
Does your tank have a filter? Nope
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope
Is your tank heated? Not yet
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? He gets 2-3 pellets a day and 2-3 bloodworms every other day. He gets to fast on weekends
How often do you perform a water change? Whenever the water is too cold, or simply just every other day.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75%-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I have a conditioner that I started using a few weeks ago.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I currently do not own a water tester :( I do know that the water we have is from a softner so if someone can give me some sort of gauge on whether it is safe or not, please let me know.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
It hasn't. He's just as mellow as normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About a month ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I did more frequent water changes, but nothing changed at all.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
We had a ick scare, but it was nothing a water change couldnt fix.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
About a year ad four months. (I was told to add 1 year to a betta's age because he was a pet store fish, and I had him for 4 years, but he might be older)