What size is your tank? 1gallon
What temperature is your tank? 75
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Light bulb
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? A few worms twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1/week
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? Originally used Nutrafin beta plus but recently switched to Top Fin Betta 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? He has a white spot on one fin and his tail is a little more than half size. The following day, he was extremely bloated and having problems swimming. Whenever he tries to go to the bottom of the tank, he just floats back to the top
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is more erratic and jumpy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed the white spot on Tuesday night, I noticed the fin loss on Thursday night and I noticed the bloating and problems swimming Friday during the day
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I bought bettafix and am in the process of fasting him. He is a little less bloated.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3months
My fish's name is Rage, he's usually pretty active and happy but he has been swimming more erratic than normal, his right fin has a white spot on it black around the edges. His other fins are smaller than usual and he is bloated and stuck at the top of the tank. He's more comfortable towards the bottom so he has been nestling himself in a plant to stay grounded.
I just switched to this new water conditioner about two weeks ago and now all of these problems are starting. Because the bettafix says to wait 7 days for a water change, I'm keeping him in that water but I have already went out and bought neutrafin again and plan on switching him back to it.
I'm really worried about him and any help would be appreciated.
I have added a before and after picture the after one isn't that great because he wouldn't stay still