What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 80
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, possibly a pond snail or two.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One and frozen Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Bloodworms once every two weeks, pellets three in the morning three in the evening, one fasting day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 40-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? *See picture below*
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's staying at the top of his Wisteria, not swimming and won't eat.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Earlier this week with a rip in his side, he started acting lethargic last night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I gave him a salt bath last night (20 minutes, 3 tsp per gallon, 2.5g tank), treating the tank with 1/2 a tsp of Melafix.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months ish
His pictures are a few days ago, Sakura8 thought he had a wound that was narsty, and the Melafix seemed to be doing it's job until yesterday. After his salt bath didn't help, I watched him for a while. This morning he won't move even if I try and net him and he won't eat (not even a bloodworm). I fear that by the time someone reads this he'll be gone.