I just moved my fish into a new temporary tank due to having to go home for the holidays. He is acting fine, but his fins have these white strings coming off of them, mostly the pectoral fins. there is also a little bit of the white on his body, but not a lot. It looks a bit like he's molting, but I have a feeling it's something worse. I just
moved him in two days ago, so I haven't performed a water change yet. I plan on doing one later today when I get back from work.
What size is your tank? About 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No, but it's planted
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? Betta Bio-Gold and Freeze Dried Blood Worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, six times a week.
How often do you perform a water change? 2-3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Flourish and Aquarium salt
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White strings coming off of his fins. Odd almost molting look on his body.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday (12/18)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not really, just raised the temp a little.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea, but I got him only a few months ago, so I don't think he's close to the end of his life.