Somnuk9999 to be exact. Don't mind his eyes...I understand that he has popeye. He came like that. -_- He also came with a wound on his side that I assumed to be a damaged scale. Unfortunately, the wound grew in size from only one scale in size to about 2 scales by 2-3 (2x2.5) scales in size now.
What size is your tank? 2.5-3 Gallons (temporary/crappy critter keeper...)
What temperature is your tank? 80º-81ºF
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? Hikari Products (pellets and bloodworms)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets a day... 2 bloodworms every other day with 3 pellets... fast 1 day
How often do you perform a water change? daily for medical treatment
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? Aqueon Ammonia Neutralizer and Kordon Fish Protect
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: 150 (hard)
Alkalinity: 120 (ideal)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Scale wound has become significantly larger regardless of water changes. In fact, the wound appears to have a bit of flesh jutting out from underneath the said scales like a pimple.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Become more skittish and paces the back wall of the tank 24/7. I have never seen him calm down...even pulled an all-nighter to see if he would stop.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I got him on the 29th of December. He's been getting progressively worse apparently.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water changes with aquarium salt (1 tsp/gallon...one of his eyes that had popeye has gone down. The other is being more stubborn...now his wound is getting worse).
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Seeing how he came in such a poor condition, I assume that he probably has.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months
Pictures (link included in case it won't load):
Here is what he looked like before:
More pictures in this thread: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=58478
Obviously, the scale/wound is much larger. What is the diagnosis?