I went to do my weekly water change on Bill's tank today and I noticed my fish looks a bit bloated. I feed a little more than I used to but not a lot. A small pinch of flake food and some goes to the floor that my Pygmy Corydoras eat up.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes Wisper 10i
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? 1 nerite 5 pygmy corydoras and a crap load of pond snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega one flake food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1x a day
How often do you perform a water change? every 7-10 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50% depending on how fast I can clean the gravel while the syphon is going
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: Don't Know
Alkalinity: Don't Know
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated, see pictures. Where Egg spot would be on female
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None - Still swims around like normal
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today, Might have been like this for about a week.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No - I got him in July from Petsmart
How old is your fish (approximately)? See above question
I don't want to do salt unless I need to since his tank mates are Corys. There are also pond snails in his tank and they have been in the tank since just after I set it up from getting a plant at LFS -
The day I brought him home
I can put the cory's in my 29 gallon tank and the snail as well if I need to salt the tank. I can't raise the temp above the 78 it sits at now cause I have one of those tetra automatic heaters
What do you guys suggest?
On a side note - if you look at the most resent pictures you'll see a hole in his bottom fin. It isn't a tear. It's hard to see but when he's flared it's a perfect circle. Has anyone seen this before? It's been there since I got him. Never gotten bigger. It's like someone poked him with a needle and it's never healed. I'm not worried about it, I just find it odd. Actually looking at the top picture the hole is there.. yep, odd!