I came back from class today to find my betta becoming increasingly worse! He had physical symptoms and then an hour later his behaviour changed. Now he's floating at the top of his water (still alive) and I'm really concerned!!
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yep
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Just alone!
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta bio-gold and the occasional bloodworm
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He was fine when I went off this morning to class, but when I had gotten home some scales on the right side of his face appeared to be flaking and his eye was slightly cloudy. It has since worsened to his eye being completely cloudy
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He was energetic but now he's lying on the top of the water on his side.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4 PM this afternoon.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? added some salt to a quarantine cage and he's in there right now
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? A few months