What size is your tank? 10gal
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? A female betta. They are separated by a divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta min and freeze dried blood worms once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta spa or a regular dechlorinater. My water comes from a well though, it's not city water.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have not tested the water, I tested last week and everything was in the normal range. I ran out of test strips and haven't had a chance to pick up more.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His face and gills are swollen and he has started to pine cone.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has been lethargic, still has an appetite though.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About an hour ago. This morning he was lethargic but not swollen.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I took out his tank mate, and the divider, did a 50% water change, and washed all the plants.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had Ich once but it was cured quickly and that was probably 8 months or more ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 2 years.
I can try to get a better image if needed.
Is there anything I can do at home for him? Besides salt and raise the temperature? I cannot get to a pet store until Tuesday. The closest one is 80 miles away.