My betta has been sick for a couple weeks now, and I'm very worried about him. I posted a question about him when I first noticed a problem, but I wanted to ask again because the symptoms have changed. The first symptom I noticed was swollen eyes, and they are back to normal size now, although the membrane looks odd, so I think they may be damaged.
Again, I'm sorry that I don't have pictures and I realize that no pictures makes it harder for you to know what's wrong, but my camera isn't able to take good pictures through the water, and all I'm getting is a sillohutte.
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? It was in the low 70s when he became sick, but now is at 82.
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? It is now, not when he first became sick
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Daily since he's been sick
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Usually 100 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Only tested ph
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His eyes had been swollen, but back to normal size now (eye membrane looks like it might have been damaged, though), color on belly and face a bit grayish
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Less active for a while, but gradually getting energy back. Today I've noticed that he seems off balanced because he tips to the side when he is resting.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He's been sick for nearly 3 weeks, but all the current symmptoms are more recent. The color has changed very gradually, and the off-balance thing has only been today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I used tetracycline at first, and when that didnt work, I tried using aquariam salft for freshwater fish.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not before this illness, although he was injured once
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him since the beginning of March.