I bought a betta fish about a week ago, and I don't think he was healthy from the day I bought him. Please help, I don't know what to do.
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
I'm not sure, I don't have a thermometer
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
He's got his own tank.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
BettaMin Tropical Medley
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day, around 5pm, with a fasting day on Fridays and Tuesdays
How often do you perform a water change?
He's had two water changes since I got him (I've had him for about a week), since his water went cloudy the day after I put him in his first tank (.5 Gal) and then I bought a bigger one, and I've changed it once since then, since it got cloudy really fast again.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I've done a 100% and a 75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? A betta water conditioner by API
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's getting some black spots on his side scales and his fins are beginning to dull and grey. Some of the tips are turning white.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I haven't had him long.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The second day I had him or so. He's sleeps a lot and he's normally nestled in the leaves of one of the plants. He doesn't eat his food, and if he does eat, it's only a flake or two.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I thought he was constipated at first so I put him in a quarantine tank (It's about 1.5 gallons) and mixed the water with epsom salt. He seems more active in the quarantine tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?