What size is your tank? - 37 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 27 Celcious
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes but I dont use it regularly because it causes tsunamis.
Is your tank heated? yes adjustable heater and in-water thermometer inside the tank
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I feed him pelets and dried mosquitto lavrae once a week as a treat.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once in the morning.
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week - 25%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? approx 1/4 of the water
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None I dont have ready access to any. I leave it for a day and a half to evaporate the chlorine in it.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Pending for tomorrow I dont have the test kit handy. My PH measuring device shows 7.6-7.8.
Long story short: I woke up today to feed my little fella only to find that he has something akin to white discoloration/scarring? on the side of his gills (white) a white dot on the left gil and white discoloration underneath the mouth (the neck if he was a human). Moreover from certain angles he looks like his face is a bit swollen I think. I ll post some pics tomorrow morning. Although for you pps I think it will be night :(
Anyway his mood hasnt changed. He swims around, plays with the java fern, hides in the rocks etc etc. He comes up when he sees me because he expects his food and he even jumps a bit when i place my fingers above water level. His appetite is the same, devours everything. I cant say for sure if he is gasping though. At times it seems so at others it doesn't. 24years the only disease I had faced in my other various fish were fin rot and ich only.
Any help will be appreciated. I am thinking of starting aquarium salt treatments but will this be enough? Can it be done inside the aquarium? Its a little big.
Thanks for all your help.