So i just lost Squirt after he developed dropsy.
And I think Jingles might have what he had. I'm hoping I am catching it early, but I think he has internal parasites which led to the dropsy in Squirt.
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? mid 70's to mid 80's
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? 2 bettas and a oto
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari mini pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other 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? 75%
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? Has become very clamped with some dulling of the colors as well as ripped fins. He also had very pale poop.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's become very lethargic and stays at the bottom. He is still very responsive to me.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? not yet. He will be QT'd tomorrow.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea
The deal: Squirt exhibited similar symptoms for a week before he was QTed and then euthanized. So I''m afraid Jingles has it :'(