I posted on here a couple of days ago about my Betta, Xander, but I never got any feedback on what he may have. Now his symptoms have changed and he looks even worse and I'm not sure what to do.
He's gotten very pale on his body only, with a stress stripe showing. White fuzz has developed on his anal fin and the tips of his caudal fin. There is one white spot (that I thought was ick at first) on his body that was the first white to show before he got fuzz.
He still spits out his food. Eventually it's eaten, but it usually takes a while for him to get anything into his stomach. He's finally looking a tad less clamped than before and he swims around a little more.
I quarantined him yesterday. The only tank I have available is a .5 gallon. He did not have any white fuzz yesterday.
What size is your tank? 2 gallon. I have him quarantined in a .5
What temperature is your tank? lower to mid 70s
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bloodworms and pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day with a fasting day once a week
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Since he is so new, I had not done a water change on him because I quarantined him not even a week after owning him.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? dechlorinator
Have not tested. Do not have strips. I tested for overall parameters of my house's water and it was all 0 or all good.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Described above.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has always been skiddish and sometimes he'll dart around everywhere. Spits out food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarium salt in quarantine tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I dont know. He's new
How old is your fish (approximately)? I dont know.
Is this a fungus or something else? I'm already treating him with AQ salt, but it seems to be making the stuff grow not go away.