What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Pellet food
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
(Water previously tested at pet store and I was just told it was "OK")
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? see below
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? see below
When did you start noticing the symptoms? two days after buying him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? NO
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought 5 days ago
I'm really not sure what to narrow it down to on my new betta as far as an illness or fungus.
He is not hungry, and has not shown any interest in food since I bought him 5 days ago. He has recently shown moderate bloating, has white/stringy feces. After a couple days he stopped swimming as much as when I brought him home, and now it even looks like he has fin rot on his tail with small cotton-like growths. He no longer flares his fins, and still does not want to eat.
The water is clean and he's in better conditions than his cup at the pet store where I bought him.
At this point I don't really know what the source of the problem is, or what the main problem is that I need to work to correct to get him healthy. It just seems like everything has gone wrong and I'm keeping him in the same conditions as my previous betta I had for 3 years.
Any help guys?