What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? 74-78
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? 4-5 pellets a day 6 days a week.
How often do you perform a water change? 1x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaSafe Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? no
If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? First started with a lump on his dorsal fin. Then he lost his fin and now there is a white like growth there and is working down his back.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Less active. Stays on the top of the tank. Struggles to swim because of the growth and lack of dorsal fin.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Nov 2012
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarium salt treatment 1 x a month or so. Seems to help keep the infection at bay.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4