What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75-82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
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? Aqueon Betta Food Pellets, Zoo Med Betta micro floating Betta pellet food, and Top Fin Freeze-dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? I try to about 3 pellets a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 1-2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 70%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner
Have you tested your water? YES: I took a sample of water to Petsmart two days ago. I don't remember exact numbers or what she tested for, but she told me my water was fine in everything.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Yes: He is losing his green/blue hue on his body (turning greyish), his black gills are poking out a little, his fins are clamped close to his body, and just today he has white spider web-like things floating on all his fins. (picture attached)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Yes: First he just sat at the bottom corner of the tank, then he hung around the top corner of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I bought API Melafix to treat bacterial infections before the white spider-web things appeared
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I just bought him about 2 weeks ago
I got my Betta from a store about 2 weeks ago, and it got sick a couple of days after I brought it home.
I bought everything you need for a start up tank including a hiding place, Bacopa Caroliniana plant, and Marimo Ball.
I noticed it never ate any of the food I gave it (I even bought a different kind of betta food!), which worried me, but I read up about how its just getting used to its new environment. (The only thing it will eat is freeze-dried bloodworms, little brat!).
A couple of days after bringing it home it wasn't really moving anymore, sitting at the bottom of the tank and hardly moving. It was also losing it's beautiful green/blue hue (turning a yellow/brown, grey color), and its fins were clamped close to its body. The fins were also curling a little. A day or so later the fish was just hanging out at the top corner of the tank, still not moving much, and not eating. His black gills are hanging out a little too.
I moved it back to it's little cup I bought him in to treat him. He seemed to be doing better and his water was getting a little gross from the uneaten food, so I changed the water last night (70%). Then tonight, the white spiderweb-like things appeared.
Please help my poor little betta! What is wrong with him?