Tiger has been sick for 2 1/2 days, progressively worse. Started out just hanging out on the bottom, hiding. Not flashing or itching on things. Clamped fins. Can't really see any velvet or ich. Just a few spots on his pectorals. This morning he couldn't seem to get to the top to get air, so I put him in one of those little floating breeder tanks. He's been at the top all day, but severely clamped fins, color is pale, breathing is not too fast, but not normal either. Flashlighted him, but can't see velvet or spots. I treated for velvet. Whatcha all think?
What size is your tank? 10 gal.
What temperature is your tank? 82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Bubbles from Smallworld filter.
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? New Life Spectrum Betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 x's day, 4-5 pellets each time
How often do you perform a water change? New tank, cycled improperly apparently. Only one water change.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Blackwater and a bit of salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I didn't write them down, but they were all normal/safe range.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, see above
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes, see above
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? See above.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just got him about 6 days ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Guessing about 4 months.