Something is wrong with Nadador again. I noticed yesterday that he is beginning to get pale on the base of his fins... his body is getting slightly pale too.
I don't see any slime or fuzziness or anything like that. And he is acting better than ever, eating all his food gracefully swimming around in his tank, his fins aren't clamped together anymore... I don't understand. Could it be because he went 3 weeks without eating? He only started eating three days ago (Sept. 15).
he is getting so pale??!
This was him One week ago!
Here are my stats:
What size is your tank? ---- 2.5 gallon critter keeper
What temperature is your tank? ---- 80-81 degrees
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, Hydor Mini.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nope.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? ---- His favorite is Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley, but he also eats Tetra Sun-Dried Baby Shrimp, Wardley's Betta Food Pellets and Hikari Betta Bio-Gold baby pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? ---- 2 to 3 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? ---- every 3 to 4 days
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? ---- Start Rite Water Conditioner and one tablespoon of Aquarium Salt.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: ---- 0
Nitrite: ---- 0
Nitrate: ---- 10 ppm
pH: ---- 7
Hardness: ---- 35
Alkalinity: ---- 40
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ---- He has gotten really pale on the base of his fins, some of his body too.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? ---- Well, he was acting terrible ever since I got him, but three days ago he started to eat and act more lively, he still is.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? ---- I noticed yesterday morning, but it could have started a day sooner.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? ---- No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? ---- Yes, for 3 weeks since i got him he wouldn't eat and was very aloof and lethargic but now he is acting great.
How old is your fish (approximately)? ---- I don't know, I got him on Sept. 2, 2010.