My silly crowntail, Drago, has managed to get a piece of thread from one of his silk plants threaded through his gills... It's a very tiny piece of thread, but it seems to go right through from one side to the other. It doesn't seem to be hindering him at all, he is still swimming around and acting normal, and his gills still look to be functioning normally, but I was curious what you all thought I should do (if anything)?
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
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 pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once a day, fast Fridays
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? 1 - 50% and 1 - 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested, but I can. Today was water change day, so he has 100% fresh, conditioned water.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a thread through his gills.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today after putting him back in the tank following his 100% water change.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Minor bloat issues (those seem to be fairly common with crowntails)
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown (petstore fish). I've had him for about 9 months.