What size is your tank?
5 gallon Planted
What temperature is your tank?
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?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
A mixture of Omega One, Attisons, and NLS Pellets. Frozen blood worms rarely as treats.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
1-2 times a day 2-3 pellets, fasting once a week
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Prime water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I can do this later tonight when I get home, but it's always really good.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Pineconing, if thats a word. :( His scales are raised all around his belly. He's a tail biter, or I think he his anyways, extraordinaire. Stress stripe clear as day.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Always tail bites, but he's still crazy and swimming around all neurotically as usually.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
1 hour ago. He was fine this morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Moved to a 2.5 gallon hospital tank. Will slowly raise the heat to 80* Added 2.5 tsp of Epsom salt. Does have a heater in it and some of his plants and a cave so he's not too stressed.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He was pretty dumpy looking when I bought him at petco. Nothing that clean water and heat took care of though.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Bought at Petco, full grown in July. So close to a year is my guess.