past month now my female better has been lethargic, not eatting. just hanging near the surface, occasionally gulping air which results sometimes in bubbles escaping her gills.. i noticed she had a hard like white spot on her gill flap so did a 30% water change using tetra water conditioner, treated the tank with esha 2000.. didn't work..
The other week i noticed that it looked like she had ick, so didnanother water change, added some white spot and parasite treatment and turned the tank up 82f.. looks like the ick has come off but this white spot is still there and she is still the same, during this time of the temp being turned up i had 2 neons die unexpectedly and sudden.. ive had my neons a long time and they had no visible illness, .. done some major water changes this past week to make sure nothing nasty is going on.. as i noticed the neons were breathing very hard.. last night i did a 20% water change, turned the temp back down to normal and i had a spare aqauel filter that creates bubbles so i took the media out of that and just used that to make bubbles as i thought it was a oxygen problem, breathing on all fish as improved, my betta tho is still the same.. I just dont know what else to do.. all fish other than her are acting normal.
No new fish has been added in 4 months to this tank, got some live plants over a month ago, but all the plants i bought are split in all 3 of my tanks and i have a 30ltr with 2 female guppys and a female crown tail and a african frog all are healthy.. and a 24ltr with just a male betta in, he is healthy too so i cant see it being the plants.
She wont even come out so i can try and get a photo to show
Housing 70litre planted
What size is your tank? 70litre
What temperature is your tank? 27C
Does your tank have a filter? yes interpet P2
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? not usually but have a old filter creating bubbles at the moment
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? male guppies, neons, lamp eyes, pigmy corys, salt & pepper corys
Food TetraMin tropical fish flakes
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? as above, tried tetraBetta and she turned her nose up at it!
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra tap safe, sometimes add a little tetra easy balance once a month
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: 30 and stable ( has always been this level, cant get it any lower, its the same in all 3 of my tanks, think its the water in this area)
gh mg/l 500
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? in description above.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6months since date of purchase