I'm so upset over this...I've been doing everything in my power in order to give my Inuyasha a good, healthy life in my care...I've watched him like a hawk since day one...but at the end of the day, I think his immune system is shot :(
I treated him for fin rot, a condition I purchased him with...and now it's back, only this time on his pectoral fins. I don't understand because I test and change his water regularly...ammonia is always at .25ppm, same level as my tap water...anyway, I'll start the salt treatment again for that, but it's not what's concerning me...
Can anyone confirm for me if that spot on his gill might be HITH??? It appeared practically overnight and this was two days ago...when he flares, light will shine through it...so the tissue there is obviously very thin...At first I thought he may have scraped against the decor...I saw him dart towards it a couple of times and thought he might've hit it...but I know darting is also indicative behavior of parasites and such...it hasn't gotten worse since I first saw it.
If this is it, I did read the sticky on how to treat it...my question is, I only just set up his tank on March 16th with new substrate, decor and live plants...will I need to treat the entire tank with medication...? If so, is it safe to do so for my plants? I'm hoping to get away with a couple of consecutive 50% water changes and it's something he'd be able to normally fight off once he's back on his fins...
What size is your tank? 5G
What temperature is your tank? 78F
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? OMEGA ONE BETTA BUFFET, FREEZE FRIED BLOODWORMS
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 PELLETS 2X A DAY, BLOODWORMS ONE DAY A WEEK, FASTING ONE DAY.
How often do you perform a water change? TWICE A WEEK SLOWLY ACCLIMATING HIM EACH TIME AND THE CLEAN WATER IS OF LIKE TEMP.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? PRIME (double dose 4 drops/gal, PH DOWN (single dose 2 drops/gal )
My tap is 8.6 or at least that's how high the high range test goes...)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? WHITE TRANSLUCENT SPOT ON GILL
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? TENDS TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME RESTING ON THE SUBSTRATE THAN USUAL BUT ONLY MOMENTS, HE MOVES AROUND FREQUENTLY, STILL QUITE ACTIVE OVERALL. HEALTHY APPETITE.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? TWO DAYS AGO
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? NO
Does your fish have any history of being ill? FIN ROT
How old is your fish (approximately)? UNKNOWN, PURCHASED ON FEB 23RD.