I'm so sad about this. One of my favorite guys, John Locke, my amazing marble has been sick for several days. And I'm going on vacation tomorrow for a week. I don't have anyone that would be able to check on him and try to nurse him back to health. I tried for the last several days to do what I could but he's still bad and seems to be getting worse. I'm getting so frustrated because I seem to have one betta after another get sick and die on me lately.
Is there ANYthing I can do? Maybe a medicine that might pull out a miracle for JL? Any help is appreciated
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? currently 84, normally 78-80
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? 1 male betta on other side of divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS pellets and occasional bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 X per day, 3 pellets each
How often do you perform a water change? 1 time per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tap water conditioner in normal circumstances
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? color pale, clamped fins, appears bloated, possibly gold dust
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not eating, hanging out at top of tank, breathing slightly heavily
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? treated entire tank for velvet (raised temp to 84, added AQ salt) because the other betta in the tank appears to have gold dust as well but is behaving normally. Moving JL to a hospital tank now in case he dies, don't want to contaminate main tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? approx. 1 year