What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80F
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? Atison's betta pro, NLS, omega one
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x/day about 3-4 pellets each time
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? 50% and 100% per week, about 3-4 days apart each time
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?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? strange black thing attached to the stomach area
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few weeks ago, I thought he was just pooping all the time but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, he seems to be pooping normally and I haven't noticed any signs of wasting, lethargy, or otherwise.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? a bit of fin rot when I rescued him but after that cleared up he's been very lively, friendly, and active. Definitely my best fish, and the other two are from breeders.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him from petco so I have no idea. My best guess is 6 mo when I got him so about 8 months? I really don't think he's older than a year because the sales associate said that he hadn't been there for very long.