I just got my betta fish yesterday for a Christmas present, and today I am noticing his head is brown, along with his two front fins. and his bottom fin is slowly starting to turn brown as well.
The fish is afraid of me as well, is this all just over stress or is the brown spots an indication that he is sick? and if so what do I do, how do I treat him?
heres more info:
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? about 75 degrees id say sense that is the room temperature
Does your tank have a filter?no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? it has a plastic plant and a cave
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? only pellets atm it's all I have for him
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets a day.
How often do you perform a water change? I just put him in the tank for the first time yesterday, I planned on changing it once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I plan on changing 50% of it a week. (i dunno if thats good or bad)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I put a cap full of nutrafin in the first bowl.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No I have nothing to test with atm. but I can tell you it's Well water. So it shouldn't have any chemicals in it.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he's gotten brown on his head and on his two front bottom fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I couldn't tell you, he's been afraid of me from the start, and he swims around normally when I leave him alone.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday his fins were brown, today his head.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no I have no idea how.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i couldnt tell you i just got it.
How old is your fish (approximately)? its an adult, I have no idea how old it is. :( fresh out of the pet store is all I know.
with this info can you please help me diagnose and treat my fish? Right now, I don't know what, and I don't know what to do :(