So I just went to feed my boys, and today I noticed that Volker's gill isn't closing on one side, an is in face sticking out a bit. He seems active and healthy otherwise, but at first i thought he was thinking about flaring at me. then I realized... it's just not going in. Volker is def a favorite of mine, and I'm worried about him now. 8C The only thing I've got on hand is aquarium salt.
EDIT: Okay so I went back and looked the tank over, wondering if maybe he'd hurt himself. I spot one of the teeny snails, but it looked a little wrong. It was dead (and kinda stinky). It's late and people are sleeping, or I'd do a water change right now. 8C Could this have made Volker sick?
What size is your tank? 10 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Two other male bettas-- divided. Two apple snails, two small snails (about as big as an eraser each), and four ghost shrimp.)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta Formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, 3-5 pellets
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? 50% or 100%, every other water chance
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Gill on one side will not close all the way.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't so far.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tonight.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, considering isolating in a cup and floating.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know of
How old is your fish (approximately)? No clue, he was a petco fish