What size is your tank? approx. 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75-79
Does your tank have a filter? yes, no carbon at the moment due to using Maracyn medication
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
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? pellets, very occasionally dried worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? at least 2 times per week 50% water changes. I was medicating my fish for ick/ich? and I was told to use the medicine every day and change the water every day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqua Safe water conditioner, Aquari-Sol
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Have not tested the water. Changed the tank fully last night upon instruction by pet store employees.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? My betta has one large white spot on his top fin. He also seems to be swimming with his fins close to his body.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes, he has been much less active in swimming and he has taken to lying at the bottom of his tank or resting against decor
When did you start noticing the symptoms? approximately 2 months ago and I have went through various treatments, none of which seems to have been successful...
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes. I began treating him with medication for ick/ich? approx 2 months ago. I was told to remove the filter from his tank and start changing 20-30% of his water daily and medicating the tank with Aquari-Sol. I was told this would take some time to work, but I have seen no improvement so I went to another pet store yesterday and they told me to use Maracyn, put the filter in with no carbon, and do a complete tank change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? other than this very long episode that he has had, no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year and 5 months
At this point, I have received so much misleading information from people that are suppose to be knowledgeable about fish. I want my fish to be back to the happy go-lucky fish he was before all this happened because I love him so much. I am a first time fish parent and I have been going on what I have been told from people at various pet stores, but I always end up finding out that their information doesn't quite match up. I guess I've just had some bad luck with who I've talked to. Thank you in advance for you help!
Last edited by saliff1; 06-30-2011 at 05:10 PM.