What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Room temperature
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
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? Aqua culture pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? None as yet
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? Nothing (well water)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very thin, "gold flecks" on his face and body, fin rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Rests a lot, labored breathing
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 1/2 tsp. aq. salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months?
Hello! There's a really amazing aquarium store where I live, family-run, and they take amazing care of their fish. I was there buying new heaters today when I saw this little guy. Conversation went like this:
Me: That little guy doesn't look so good.
Owner: Yeah, we probably won't sell that one. I'll just have to take care of him.
Me: You're not going to kill him, are you?
Owner:.....nooo. Why? Do you want to save him?
So that's how I got Arthur. He gave him to me for free. I was afraid that he'd die on the way home (an hour ride) but he's doing much better than he was in clean water in his hospital tank. He's got half a teaspoon of AS in the water right now, and I think he may have velvet. I don't know how to treat velvet, though. Does anyone have any advice?