What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Was Betta pellets with 1 freeze-dried brine shrimp a week as a treat. As of this morning he's getting one or two mysis or brine shrimp off one of those frozen "fish gumdrops" plus 1 betta pellet
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? every other day or every 3rd day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought from petsmart a few weeks ago
My new betta is showing no signs of being sick, but when you agitate the marble gravel at the bottom of his tank, there's little mucus-looking things, about 3-4 mm long at the very most, that float around. I siphoned a bunch of them out. Is that excess slime coat or something to be worried about? I don't see any on the fish and I've found this stuff in the water the last 2-3 times I've cleaned his tank. It settles to the bottom of the tank really quickly when the water stops moving. It doesn't really bother me, but I want to make sure it's not bad for the fish.