What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Not yet
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? Flakes and bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish?once 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? About half
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaSafe 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? Slight loss of color,frayed looking fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lays on bottom of tank,only surfaces for air. Sometimes swims erratically. Still comes up for food
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night and today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Moved him from 5 gallon tank to 1 gallon to treat what looks like fin rot.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought him late April 2012.
This was him in April
Unfortunately here he is today.
I had no idea how to take care of these fish when I bought them. When one passed away a month ago I began researching how to care for them better and moved them from their 1 gallon homes to 5 gallon tanks with heaters. I haven't been able to buy them filters yet and I'm still trying to figure out which one to buy.
I hope I can help him get better.