I've just noticed some discolouration under Kiedis' gills and pectoral fins, it runs right undernearth from one fin to the other. Is this something I should be worried about?
He ate this morning, although I missed feeding him last night as I was out. It was cool overnight but his water doesn't drop below 22 Celsius. Help!
What size is your tank? 5 litre
What temperature is your tank? 22 Celsius
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? Pro's Choice Betta pellets, also Nutrafin flakes but he doesn't like those anymore
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? 50% twice per week and 100% once per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Serenity Betta Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Carbonate hardness reads 0ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Colour fading around gills and pectoral fins, not white but colour has dulled into a light blue, also some small spots on face
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems skittish since 50% water change this morning
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I don't know how!
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, I've only had him for 3-4 weeks
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure
Here's the best picture I could get, he's darting all over the place flaring at his reflection in the tank glass...