What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Stays anywhere from 74-76 occasionally 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes but not sure of brand. Aqua something
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Just filter. Hospital tank has air stone
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari
How often do you feed your betta fish? daily to every other day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week 50% more when AQ salt was used
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% reg; 75%-100% when using meds
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime or Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? n/a
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Was fine last night and this morning. Tonight when I got home, appears slightly bloated with some raised scales
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Appears normal with behavior. Active, eating, etc.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tonight
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? n/a
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Tail biter due to stress of moving into 5 gallon
How old is your fish (approximately)? Wal-mart fish so 1-2 years?
So I'm literally kicking myself for not checking him before I went to walmart, but Cooper (Veil tail that I had the issue of him wanting to be a crown tail with) now appears to be pine coning. I have absolutely no Epsom salts, no quick fixes, no IAL.. although I do have oak leaves. My yard is full of those. He seems to be a bit bloated although not much. There are about 5 scales on his head that are poking out and maybe 2 on his gills. His "face" seems swollen to where his eyes appear to be sunken in (like if you got a black eye, that type swollen but not as heavy) I've tried to get a picture but my phone absolutely sucks. Is there anything I can do for him? I've got a hospital tank but my wal-mart rescue I just got ( a long story involved there) is in it. I can move everyone around some and put him in it if need be, but it's a smaller tank. Maybe 1 gallon w/ an air stone. Is there anything I can use to help him? I can't go get Epsom salts until tomorrow. He ate fine yesterday, he's been active and flaring, not having swimming issues.