Sorry to make another topic, but my betta's behavior has changed a lot so I thought it was worth it. His bloating has not gone down, and I noticed him darting occasionally. It seems like he has trouble swimming and just hanging out by the filter. What really worries me is what looks like gold dust under his chin. I'm afraid it might be velvet.
I didn't feed him at all this morning and I have been fasting him since yesterday because of the bloating. He was begging this morning, but quit, which is really unusual since he usually won't leave me alone when I'm looking into his tank.
What size is your tank? 2.5 g
What temperature is your tank? 80 F
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? Omega One pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets twice per day, but nothing since yesterday
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly, I have both rooted and floating live plants.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? What looks like gold dust under chin, bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, darting
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nothing so far other than fasting
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Fin rot when I first got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? ~2 years, maybe more
Would it stress him out too much to do a water change?
He's overdue by a few days, but I don't want to make it worse by stressing him.