What size is your tank? 1.8g
What temperature is your tank? 76-78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? hikari pellets 3 pellets a day, 6 days a week.
How often do you feed your betta fish? once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once at night.
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% water change mid week and 100% water change at the end of the week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? 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? white cotton like fuzz all over his lower fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, takes more effort to feed him his pellets... he usually races to the surface whenever he sees me but now he's stayin at the bottom of the tank and I have to get his attention by waving my finger in front of the glass to feed him his food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? He's on day three of having salt treatments, 1 teaspoon for 1 gallon (only giving him a gallon of water to swim in during this time) and 100% water changes daily.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, he was tail biting a month or two ago which i thought might have been fin rot but i never saw chunks of his tail on the bottom of them tank so i assumed it was just tail biting and it was healing on its own.
How old is your fish (approximately)?I'm not sure, I picked him up from petco at the end of Dec. 2011, so i'm assuming he's around 10months old+
I'm on day 3 of the salt treatment for my betta, the white fuzz doesn't seem to be going away and it looks like little pieces of his fins are breaking apart that the white fuzz is surrounding. I'm really worried about my betta!! the first thing i do when i wake up is check on him to make sure he's still alive. :'(
PLEASE EXCUSE THE SMALL CUP MY BETTA'S IN, IT WAS ONLY TO TAKE A PICTURE OF HIS FINS.