Buddy died some time during the night. Came home from work yesterday around 5:30 and he was at the bottom of the aquarium and not interested in interaction or eating. This morning his was dead. He was so big, beautiful and strong. This happened FAST.
What size is your tank? Ten Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? Two juvenile zebra danios
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily - three to four pellets each time.
How often do you perform a water change? Appx. every 7-10 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% - 50%, depending on how many days it's been
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? TetraAqua AquaSafe - chlorine/choramines and heavy metal neutralizer
Have you tested your water? Yes
If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: My test strips do not test for this - I didn't realize until now.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Colors muted, silvery gray between the fin strands, face/head blotchy - he looked "old".
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Settled at bottom of tank - little to no activity
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night around bed time
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? He's dead. Want to be prepared next time.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6 months plus however old he was when purchased (Ukn).
Currently treating tank with "Fungus Clear" tablet with carbon filter removed. Treats a variety of fungus and bacteria conditions such as tail, fin, mouth rot, hemorrhagic septicemia, calmped fins, dropsy, furunculosis, eye clud, pop eye, and swim bladder disease.