SO my school decided that bettas would make the perfect centerpieces to our Prom theme. I rescued three after the night. Two will be fine, a cambodian CT female with mild fin damage and a red male with the same.
A turquoise male however..I worry about.
What size is your tank? He's in a cup atm (100% change soon as I got home) because I gave the larger hospitals to the "healthy" two.
What temperature is your tank? Room temp, I suspect columnaris so I don't want to raise his temp.
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? I have no clue what they fed him
How often do you feed your betta fish? No food yet, he won't eat anyway
How often do you perform a water change? I just did a 100% change, no clue what the STUDCO was doing
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? in this size, 100% 2-3x per day
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Salt (table, non-iodized) and Prime conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, but my tap water has always been clean. Used it for water changes to my 4 earlier no problems
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Greyish/brown patches on fins and back, might have white spot near gills
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Well, he's not moving...but is alive
When did you start noticing the symptoms? As soon as I saw him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, salt. He did react by squirming under the salt when I added some extra.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? n/a
How old is your fish (approximately)? He was bought very recently by the StudCo
I know it's not much to go on but I want to try to save him. I can't get to petsmart until tomorrow, what can I do tonight? AM I right in thinking columnaris?