This is for both Starburst and Bubs my bettas
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? ~80
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? used to be, but temperture is stable
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? there is 3 bettas and 1 oto in the tank
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? A blend of Hikari, omega, Tetra pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? usuallly every other day but fish have been fasting for 4 days now
How often do you perform a water change? once every two weeks
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? Conditioner and any meds
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 (normal for campus water)
pH: 7.6 (normal for campus water)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bub has become very VERY clamped.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Bubs has become semi lethargic in that he'll let his body drop and will stay down for extended periods of time. He also earlier was darting around. Starburst has been very lethargic. He has been laying at the bottom of the tank nearly 100% of the time. He has to struggle to go up and when he does he falls back down.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About two weeks or earlier
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? The tank is being treated for velvet as well, so there has been AQ salt and Maracyn. One water change (the first one) had some Epsom salt instead of AQ because of fear of possible internal parasites because Jingles had it.)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/a
Thing to know:
Jingles was in the 10 gallon and is now in a .5 gallon treated for internal parasites.
Bubs and Pudge had Velvet (there were golden flecks). The flecks are gone but Bubs is still looking very sickly with an extended gill and clamped body.
Starburst doesn't move unless you nudge him.
**Also: Lucky, my oto, has been swimming in circles rapidly at the front of the tank. Is that okay?