What size is your tank? 1.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? Do not have a thermometer, but room stays around 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? a round, live plant that I was told would be good for aeration
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta food
, sometimes bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 x's a day
How often do you perform a water change? 25%, once a month, per original instructions. Been doing this for almost 4 months.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Have been using distilled water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I took a sample in 2-3 days ago. They said the amonia was high and gave me some TopFin ph reducer. I have put 2 doses of that in. Can take a new sample in today.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Has lost some of his dorsal fin and it turned white. Had a tiny bit of white on his body, which spread each of the two times I gave him Melafix, as directed by petstore. Did not give it to him yesterday for that reason.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not as active, will lean against things in his tank. Doing better than 2 days ago.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? With Melafix. 2 doses, but turned more white after each dose. Did not give third dose yesterday. Have also added ph reducer to his water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought him 4 months ago
PLEASE HELP! I AM AMAZED AT HOW ATTACHED WE HAVE ALL BECOME OF OUR LITTLE AZUL!!!