I started a picture thread to show off the betta I got today knowing full well that he was a little rough. I asked people to spot some problem areas and someone pointed out that he might have popeye. So here I am, returning again.
Originally Posted by Zoetrooper
So. I got my second betta today. The petstore I got him from really screams dishonesty to me. It's in the way they talk to me and try to upsell when they really have a bad selection that is horribly overpriced. The good petstore has been jerking me around as well though, they have told me when they were getting new bettas in several times in the last few weeks only to show up and the order not be there.
I went with the greater evil I guess because I was tired of showing up to nothing at the other store.
Anyways, new betta looks a little rough around the edges, but with any luck in a few weeks he will be right as rain. The lady at the petstore said his stomach was distended because he just ate an hour ago. >,> Snotface's stomach doesn't bulge like this when I feed him.
Anyways! The new betta is sitting in some clean water in a little quarantine for a few weeks until I think he's healthy and can hang out in the main tank.
Now Snotface has someone to look at. ^_^ YAY!
As he is a new fish if anyone spots some worry areas let me know and I'll bring him over to the illness section of the forums, I am keeping my eye on him though.
What size is your tank? 1/2 gallon Quarantine tank placed inside a partitioned 10 gallon.
What temperature is your tank? 80.6
Does your tank have a filter? The box he is currently in does not. (main tank does)
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 at the moment
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Haven't fed him yet
How often do you perform a water change? Every 2 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He's brand new, pictures above.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He seems active enough, earlier he was sitting at the bottom of the tank just opening and closing his mouth, little lethargic there but he is swimming around now.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Just got him as I stated.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No treatment yet, just clean water and recommended amount of conditioner.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown