My name is Vicki, I am new to this forum and to betta ownership. I have had my Blue female betta, Blueberry, since January. About a month ago she turned greenish and is now bearly able to swim. I had a bulb growing and gravel in the tank, but I wasn't sure if that was adding to the issue with her, so I took it all out. Thank you for all the help and for your time. My eleven year old daughter loves the betta better than our dog, LOL!!
What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? no thermometer
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? had a catfish at first, but betta attacked it. (or it otherwise died.) ??
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqua Culture brand Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-4 pellets every other day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? none, I use distilled water
Have you tested your water? I have not tested the water
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Green mold looking fuzz
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? now sits at bottom of tank and swims to top every 5-10 min or so.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? unsure of what to treat for, mold?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I haven't had her for very long
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought her from Petco in January 2011.