I got a new girl for my sorority over spring break, and this fish has everything wrong with her. I should have known it would be the one my little brother fell in love with.
First, she has very torn fins with finrot. Looks like someone stuck her in with another betta at some point. She's actually missing half of one of her ventral fins. That's easy enough to fix, and treatment is underway.
Second, she is blind. I'm not sure how I didn't notice it when I got her, but her eyes are opaque. So, she's in her own 2 gal jar.
Third, she had velvet. I'm pretty sure I've gotten that under control, but her scales still look rough to me. But wait, there's more!
Fourth, she has the biggest girth of any betta I have ever seen, and it's not so much in the belly as her whole front end. Like she has very wide ribs. I'm not sure if she's bloated, I haven't seen any poop, and I can't get her to eat. There's no pineconing.
So, my questions: Aquarium salt for the finrot or Epsom salt for possible bloating? Could the opaque eyes be a bacterial infection? Could parasites cause the massive front end? I wish I had my camera so I could post pictures! I can get pictures up by Saturday if they are needed.
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?
Can't get her to eat.
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?
Prime dechlorinator, aquarium salt
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed
? See above
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
When I got her.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
She's been getting aquarium salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?