What size is your tank? 1/2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78oF
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, it's been in her kitchen for 3 years w/ no problems untill recently
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None now she had gotten a live plant from petsupplies plus that is now taken out
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta bio gold-baby pellet
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? every other day (until past three days now doing 100% water changes on her fish)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% now daily
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? some kind of grey bottle of declor with a koi on the front she always used
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? looks like he has shed skin peeling off him and large flakes of it are floating in the water (skin shows scale outlines) also had dandilion growths of fungus looking stuff on the two long fins that hang down last night
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? loss of appitite, kind of just lays on the bottom of the tank, has a hard time coming to the top for air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? laying around and loss of appitite day before yesterday. last night:fungus looking growth on his two fins. This morning: large pieces of skin peeling off and floating in tank, lating at bottom, has a hard time coming to the top for air. Doesn't have much gill movement.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? API aquarium salt and hikari betta revive (it was the only thing I had that remotely said anything about treating fungus)that was started last night, and with a 100% bowl change about a half hour ago
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? roughly 3 years maybe 2 1/2 fish is about the size of my thumb
Hi, i'm new here. I had problems logging in or I would have posted last night. I am not sure whats wrong with her fish but if anyone can help before he dies it would be appreciated. My mom is very upset. There were no problems with her fish until the live plant went into the bowl. which they said would "be good for the fish" it was one of those moss ball things.