What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80 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? pellets, bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? every day
How often do you perform a water change? every 4 to 5 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? bloated, pinecone scales, pale
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? stays in one spot and doesnt move
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
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)? i have no idea, at least a year old I've had her for almost a year and she was full grown when I got her
I cleaned out 6 of my bettas on Wednesday and shared the cup I used to take them all out of their tanks to clean them. The fish I cleaned first, two days later stopped eating and on Saturday started bloating and pineconing. I cleaned her first and then all the others using the same cup. I'm so worried now that I passed whatever bacteria is causing dropsy to all the other bettas. They all seem ok. They all have water at a consistent 80 degrees and 100% water changes every 4 days and I'll continue doing that so they have as little stress as possible.
I know that dropsy is a symptom of kidney failure, is it possible that my fish could just be dying of old age and her organs are failing rather than a bacterial infection? She had no symptoms of any type of infection at all, fins looked perfect, absolutely no red marks or streaks or anything unusual on her at all. No spots or parasites or anything. She has been a little less active for the last month or two and I thought she was just getting older and then a few days ago started getting paler and clamped fins, I know clamped fins are bad but there were no other signs of anything wrong! Is there any way could this be a sign of old age? I'm so worried about them all getting sick now.