i'm on a pc now so i can fill this out.
What size is your tank? 3g
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets am 2 pm
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? usually 1/3rd and between 90-100% (tank is uncycled)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: between 0 - 0.25
pH: 7.4 ( slightly high but normal for my water)
Hardness: didn't test, but its usually slightly hard
Alkalinity: didn't test
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? At first he was a little pale, a few days ago then his colour brightened up but now i've noticed he has a strange shiny patch under his belly. i'll ad photos.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he's been lethargic for a few days now
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about sunday so a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? he's now in a qt cup floating in his tank, i added a bit of aquarium salt because i honestly didn't know what else to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that i know of
How old is your fish (approximately)? under 1 year, close to probably 8 months.
So i posted a few days ago about my lethargic fish, now i've noticed a patch of strange scales under his belly, i thought maybe that would help in diagnosing him and see if any one could offer some treatment options. i don't want to lose my little guy and i don't want him to suffer.
i'm sorry these aren't clearer, they're taken with my phone as my camera battery died.
the second pic is best for seeing the patch of scales. what is this and how can i treat it?
Hopefully you can see the patch under his belly. as you can see though the rest of his colour seems okay. he ate 1 pellet this morning and then went back to laying in the bottom of his qt cup. i put him in the cup because i am genuinely worried he's to sick to make it up to air in his 3 g.