What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon, but friday he will be moved into a 5.5
What temperature is your tank? 82 degrees f
Does your tank have a filter? yes, ran 1-3 hours daily. current is too strong for him to swim freely.
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? Aqueon Betta Food, Top-fin Freeze-dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? three pellet of betta food in the morning and at night. one bloodworm as a treat
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? had been 50%, currently 100%
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? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? End of tail lost colour, and looked tattered, now it is extremely tattered. I've also notice small white bubble on him... But only notice this when he is in a cup as I clean his water
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? when I first noticed his colour loss he would swim erratically, then as I treated him with Maracyn II his swimming became more normal. Now he is back to swimming erratically.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? first around two months ago. He looked like he was getting better but just today I noticed his tail really tattered.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Originally Bettafix, switched to Maracyn II
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He was a little sickly when I first got him, wouldn't eat anything but bloodworms.
How old is your fish (approximately)?I've had him nine months and got him from petsmart so who knows how old he really is.