What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 82 F
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? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a wk
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? Water conditioner (may this be the cause?...I usually get AquaSafe but I'm now using Aqueon.)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No :\
Alkalinity: ? (geez, I feel like a rotten owner for not knowing these things.)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A bit pale in color. Ich bubbles on scales. Is making progress, it's been two days.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Actually, not much at all. If anything maybe a bit lazy. He's still new.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes. I am using Super Ich Treatment Liquid
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown but I've had him for about 2 wks now.
I thought I was doing everything right but he still seems cold. Isn't 82/83F pretty warm for them? He stays right against the heater as well. Isn't that a bit harmful to their scales? Perhaps I should move the heater under the gravel? I'm using the Hydor heater for a 5 gal. I actually thought it was too warm for the tank but it works very well! But...I hope this is enough! Am I doing something wrong? I'm curious if the conditioner might be the problem. I should have bought the AquaSafe...His ich is clearing some though I feel more concerned about the temperature. I understand it should get no lower than 76 degrees. Is there any advice that can be given to my current situation?