What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 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? Aqueon Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets every morning
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Has a bloody looking patch on his face
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lays around alot, barely responds when I am near the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Changed water and gave him AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months?
Some more info:
He was originally in an unfiltered 2 gallon and was doing fine until about two days ago, then around the time he started acting weird the tank became very cloudy. I went to change the water and when I took off the lid a very strong odor which smelled of gasoline. I called my local fish store and they told me not to worry just change the water. :/
day before yesterday at night I put him in a 2.5 gallon with filter to see if that would help with the water quality but the next morning that tank was cloudy too and also smelled of gasoline. I took the decor out to find clues and the only thing that moved into the new tank with him was a log cave a bought at a petstore which I had never bought fish decor from there before. The log cave turned out to be the source of the gasoline smell and since I have taken it out the tank has not been cloudy.
My problem now is Vespasian is still acting weird and as of today has devloped a red bloody looking lump on his face, it also appears slightly swollen.
I tried taking some pictures:
Please help, I do not want him to die