What size is your tank? 25g (currently in 1/2gal QT)
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? Sorority of female bettas, 4 Cories, flying fox
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Pellets, frozen Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once daily
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? 25%-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped fins, faded colour, strange reddish tentacles (???)(they move, thinking it could be some kind of parasite, no idea what though) seen between ventral fins near the ovapositor (See drawing)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Loss of appitite, hiding
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a couple weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? QT
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? approx. 6 months
Several of the girls have been exhibiting similar behaviour and we are QT'ing everyone to be safe. I drew a picture of the strange things between her fins as we couldn't take a clear picture. We haven't been able to get a good look to see if any of the others have them too. They are hard to spot with the ventrals in the way.
All of the other tankmates are behaving normally.
See strange dangling red things on her belly. When we noticed them they were moving. Their size has been slightly exagerated to make them easily noticable.