My boy is really sick. He's been lethargic with clamped fins and is panting. He was fine until I did a water change a week ago. I did nothing different with his water change. He always hates them, but is fine the next day. I use Prime and stress coat and I always let the water sit.
He doesn't have any ich spots, but he is losing his red color and an orange color on his body.
What size is your tank? 5 gal marine land hex
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes - baffled
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 or API pellets. Frozen or freeze dried daphnia and freeze dried bloodworms. A pea on Sunday
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day - 2-4 pellets determined by size.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
Weekly 3 50% changes then a 100% change.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Yes
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Paler with a missing scale
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic and clamped
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2.5 yrs
Please help if you can :(. We'll be lost without him.