What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75 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? Kept at 75 in my room.
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 day or everything other day, a few pellets.
How often do you perform a water change? 100% once a week, adding some old water to keep good bacteria going.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water cleaner/toxin remover
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
I bought a "King betta" aka large betta splenden from petco about a week ago, he was silverish and black, looked grumpy and awesome, brought him home. I have had a betta before, and know how to care for them. He was thriving in his tank, built a huge bubble nest, had a live plant, very active and friendly, eating tons. He began to change colors as he got healthier and stronger.
However, Friday night I came home from dinner to discover he had jumped from his tank! He was dry, hot, and barely alive. I put him back in his tank and he slowly became more active. However, this morning I noticed a white cottony fuzz on one side of his body. Now the fuzz is gone, but where the fuzz WAS, his scales appear to be falling off! His fins looked ok yesterday, and now appear to be fraying and falling apart. I am wondering if this is all stress from him jumping out? He could have been out for two hours but has so far survived.
What I have done so far: Removed him from his tank and put him in new, clean water in a large transparent green tupperware container (to reduce stress and allow me to monitor him.) I treated this water with a 1/4 teaspoon freshwater salt (which I had not been using in his regular water, I got it today to help medicate him) betta revive (for whatever that fungus/ fin rot might be) and his normal water purifier. He hasn't eaten for two days. I plan on keeping him in the tupperware container for a few days, cleaning out his tank, and continuing this regimen for a week or until he gets better.
Does anyone have any insight/information/recommended other things I should do? Also, he seemed fine until today when he has literally began to fall apart! I love this fish and am doing anything I can think of to help him, including joining this site and asking you lovely folks. Thank you for any help/advice/consolation you can give!