Hi everyone. I'm just looking for some advice to be sure I'm treating my betta correctly. I got him from Petco last Sunday on a whim. He was introduced to his new home Monday. I've been watching him all week and I'm fairly certain he has fin rot, and maybe something else.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon - going to upgrade as soon as I can afford to, but it's what I had on hand.
What temperature is your tank? 82-84
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? Hikari Bio-Gold Pellets, occasional Aqueon freeze-dried bloodworm
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets a day, was going to make tomorrow his no-feeding day
How often do you perform a water change? Did partial change on Wednesday, 100% change Friday, 100% change today
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Was using Tetra BettaSafe. Just purchased API Stresscoat and Aquarium Salt and added that today.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No - no test kit yet
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins seem to be slowly disappearing. Long red streak along his topline from behind his head to in front of the dorsal fin.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No real change - if anything he seems happier since he's in heated water. Still eating and darting around.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Wednesday during the partial water change.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Today - aquarium salt and stresscoat.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure? Appears full grown.
I have some pictures, but I'm having a hard time getting them to save off of my camera. I'll try to get them up soon.