Hi, I really need some help for my betta, Midnight. I got him last week and had him in a 2 gallon, unfiltered, unheated tank. I was in the process of cycling his new 10 gallon tank for him with Nutrafin "cycle".
The pH, and every other parameter is normal. The water temp was about 22 C (72 F). I did water changes everyday and he seemed happy and not stressed. I fed him 2-3 Hikari Bio-gold pellets everyday and frozen pea twice during the week.
So, it seems like he is suffering from multiple symptoms/problems. He has not pooped since I time I got him. On day 7 (Friday) since getting him, I noticed that his stomach had a small bulge and his face was pale. I added some aquarium salt to his bowl. From then on things have gotten worse. I tried to heat my 2 gallon with a heater and I could not control the temperature. That stressed him out a lot. Then I took the heater away and wrapped all my woolen clothes around the tank (I was almost sure he will be dead :(, he swam slow). Today morning it looks like he has white spots on his body. At this point, I moved him to his new tank (thinking that at least the water will be warmer (stress again). I have the heater still at 72F (same as bowl). I went to the pet store and got Nox Ich and poured about 9 drops into this tank. He seems to have lost color under his face. His fins are not clamped and he can still flare. His stomach has also lost color and still has the bulge and maybe his head also seems a little bulged. He was so sleek when I got him. I did not feed him yesterday (saturday) and today. But i gave him a small piece of boiled pea today. I am really worked up about him. I really love him very very much and it breaks my heart to see him suffer.
Please tell me how I can help him! I am afraid to increase the tank temperature because my temp controls are not great and may end up increasing it quickly. Currently the filter us off and heater is on.
(I have attached some pictures, not very clear though, and that spot on the fin is my camera's spot)