Loki has been lethargic all day. He has been laying on the bottom of the tank against his ornaments and puffing out his gills constantly like he is "breathing" heavily. He also has developed one little pinhole in his bottom fin. He has no other visible problems - no clamping of fins, no spots or discoloration. He occasionally darts up to the surface to breathe and then comes back to the bottom of his tank and hugs one of his ornaments.
I added a little cave to his tank yesterday but other than that he's had no disruptions. I washed and rinsed my hands thoroughly and rinsed the cave thoroughly before adding.
I am letting some water warm to room temp for a change today.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
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? Flakes, Pellets & Freeze-dried Bloodworms (pre-soaked)
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once or twice a day (he is a tiny fish)
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
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? Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not tested yet
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Pinhole in fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, hanging around bottom of tank, hugging ornament
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Pinhole - 2 days ago, the rest - today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have been changing 25% of water every day to keep clean and prevent infection. No medication yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? A little over a year? I brought him home from the pet store about a month ago, don't know how old he was then.