Hey yall i know its been a while since i last posted here! been busy with school and stuff. Well anyways, my friend needs help with his fish, he used to be my fish, but i gave him to him a few months ago...
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 77
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? omega one betta buffet, tetra betta floating mini pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 pellet in the morning, one pellet at night
How often do you perform a water change? every 3-4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-60%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? 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? clamped fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, clamped fins, less active, air bubbles "leak" out of his gills when he breathes, decreased appetite
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? added an airstone to the tank for increased oxygen in the water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i rescued him him when he had what i believed to be popeye, i treated him with antibiotics, however his eyes never went back to normal, so i attributed it to be a genetic mutation, (there were some fry in my spawn like this) he has always had difficulty seeing.
How old is your fish (approximately)? ive had him for about a year now, i would guess 2 years
my fear is that he has a genetic mutation that caused his eyes to be that way, and that he is now experiencing organ failure.