What size is your tank? Five Gallon
What temperature is your tank? Fluctuates between 77-78 degrees
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Four pellets twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? Once or twice a week depending on when we see ammonia. The tank has not cycled yet (and doesn't even seem to want to get going). Nitrates are zero
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Beta Water Treater (It's the easiest to measure for our pitcher)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: Have not tested
Hardness: Don't have a test kit for this
Alkalinity: Don't have a test kit for this
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A single raised white spot has appeared on the middle of the right side of her tail fin. It looks like a tiny white pimple. There are no other spots. No sign of any other thing wrong.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It has not changed. She's still the spunky thing she always was. She is eating and happily swimming. She is not clamping or scratching. Her fins are fully open (unless she's zipping). She is not showing any odd behavior or signs of darting unless something scares her.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have not started treatment
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought her from a store in mid October so
she's pretty young, I would imagine. She appears full grown.
I wish I could get a picture, but there's just no way my camera can do it. The only way I can describe this thing is that it looks like a tiny white blister on the right side of the middle of her tail fin. It looks almost like an ick spot, but if it was ick, I would imagine that it would be visible all over her and not just one dot. This thing really looks to me like a teeny blister about the size of an ick spot. There is no sign of any tail wear or biting.
I would also imagine that if there was ick in the tank that she would have shown signs of being attacked for the four months that we've had her.
Last edited by Blacklight; 01-30-2013 at 04:12 AM.