My poor little boy is not doing too well..
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Two Otto Cats now, who seem to be doing fine.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Freeze Dried Shrimp, Betta Pellets and Flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Usually once daily, otherwise he pigs out and gets bloated
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20% - although this last time I moved the tank, so brought it down about 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Just a water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Tested, all are good, just changed the water Sat.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has white 'fuzz' on his face and gills, it does look a little goldish in the photos, but I didn't notice it until looking at them. His color is still pretty normal other than the white stuff though.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, trouble swimming, hid in his man cave all day today, then he finally came out and I noticed the fuzz - moved him immediately to a 1g tank alone
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 50 min ago, though he was hiding most of the day
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, with Maroxy (it is what I had) and aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Had possible ammonia poisoning once when I first got him and was new to fish, and definite fin rot around the same time (may have just been fin rot I dunno)
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea, have had him a year - he has grown quite a lot since then so I guess he was fairly young when I bought him
I am just making sure what I am doing is the best for him. No filter in this tank naturally, but with meds a filter would get messed up anyhow I have read. Had an air stone in, but he can't swim well enough and even the little bubbles turn him over. I put in about half the recommended amount of salt for now, and the correct dose of fungicide. He does seem like he is trying to move more than he was, but he is still moving very strangely, and kinda floating around rather than swimming. I took some pics (it looks a lot 'fuzzier' in his gill than it does in the photo, and excuse the watermarked outside of the tank, I washed it out and got him in there asap wasn't worried about looks hah...):
I also need to know what to do with his 10g tank, do I need to completely take it apart and start over again before putting him back in there (providing I can get him through this), or just treat the tank and change the filter after treatment? His other tank mates seem like they are doing well, but I did randomly lose two Corys that were in the bag with the Otos for about two hours or so, and lord knows if the pet store had them on separate filters or what.