We got a new EE boy yesterday for a community tank but that didn't work out so we floated him in his PetCo cup in the sorority. He's still in there, we are getting him a tank today. Last night I noticed he had a some raised scales but I figured he just needed a bit of TLC or got too hot. Today he has billowing tufts of a white stringy fungus coming out! It is two lines and only in one patch. He also has part of a missing tail which I put down to tail biting but know it's getting me to question that.
He is floating in the sorority so housing questions might be a bit confusing.
What size is your tank? PetCo cup, maybe 1/2 liter?
What temperature is your tank? 79ish
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? Omega One Betta Buffet
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x day, 2-3 pellets at a time
How often do you perform a water change? Just got him so none so far but will be doing daily until finished with treatment.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% will be done
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? Billowing tufts of white fungus
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Just got him so unknown
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night/this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? A tiny pinch of AQ salt. 5 crystals about
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3-6 months maybe?
I know I didn't listen much when Rossi had his fungus but I was in a seriously foul attitude. (Thank you for being sexist mother nature) I have no clue what to do for this if someone can please help.
This is more of a shot of the tail but you can see the fungus up by the pectorals.