Hello Betta Buddies ;-]
My hubby and I bought a male crowntail betta 2 days ago at Petco (bad place to get them..I know) Upon getting him home, once we got him out of that hard to see through blue water, we noticed he has an open sore/wound on his gill cover. It doesn't appear to be a disease, it looks like he got a bit banged up somehow. He also has a couple raised scales (not dropsy pinecone scales) and some fuzzy (ich?) looking stuff on his side fins. He is flaring, eating, and swimming well. He is acting like a healthy betta, just doesn't look the part. He is my hubby's and he is really hoping he'll make it!
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 70-72 (I know it's not as warm as it should be, we live in a very cold-in-the-winter area)
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Live plants(?)
Is your tank heated? No. ;-[ Need to find a heater!!
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Alone, we are keeping him isolated until we know whats up with him.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? we have fed him once a day, for the 2 days we have had him. he ate very well! and didn't really spit any food back out unless it was just a big piece.
How often do you perform a water change? Haven't had him long enough to change the water.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? n/a
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? We put a pinch of aquarium salt, 1 tsp Melafix Fish First Aid, and 10 tsp (1 tsp per gallon) Aqueon BettaBowl Plus water conditioner/dechlorinator+trace elements.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Open sore, several raised scales, bloated belly, some (possible) white fuzzies.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is actually pretty active!
When did you start noticing the symptoms? after we got him home.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes, with the melafix fish first aid.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not known
How old is your fish (approximately)? hmm...he's smaller than our other betta (seperate tanks) so I'm assuming he's fairly young.
Thank you for your input!