What size is your tank? 1 gal.
What temperature is your tank? N/a
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin color enhancing betta bits
How often do you feed your betta fish? Two pellets a day. Both at the same time at within an hour either way of the same time every day.
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 4 days or do.
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? Betta H2O conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? From when I've first bought him, I've seen him losing a little colour around the underside of his head and his tummy. The discolouration has seemed to stop, however? From the time I first bought him (about a month ago)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He seems pretty normal. I've only had him for a short period of time. The first couple days he seemed very happy and then the week after that, really depressed. Now he seems pretty all right. He always swims up to me when he sees me and I see him swimming around a lot. He lays around and swims around and just does fish things.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Maybe a week or so after I got him? So maybe three weeks ago?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I haven't done anything yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought him from the store about a month ago so a little over a month.
I'm a new beta owner and because of my living sitution, am not able to have him in a large tank. I try to take care of him as well as I can and he seems like he's a happy little guy. He's not acting weird, no rubbing against plants or anything but I'm a little concerned about his appearance? I'm not sure is his "texture" is normal betta texture or velvet? He's my first betta so if he does have velvet, I don't know what to do! Can someone plese tell me if he has velvet and how to save him? He doesn't seem to be acting weird and seems very happy and active, good appetite and not itchy or excessive gill breathing. thanks :(