Originally Posted by studmuffin
hi, i am new on this forum and i need some help on my female and male betta. my female betta has a bent spine and when she swims she continues to have the bent spine. what does this mean? Also, my male betta is swimming okay, however, his tail is not full like it should be and when he swims it just stays together as if its stuck together. and the coloration on the male is changing/fading towards his head and upper fin area, almost like its in patches. can someone please help me out?
please answer the following questions for both of your bettas so we can get a better idea of what is wrong//how to fix it
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
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?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?