sigh... just as i get over my mousey dramas, i get this with my fish.
so,... one of my bettas has been slightly off lately. just slightly. people that dont know him would think hes normal, but he hasnt been acting as active as before, and is it just me, or is it when hes resting he seems to clamp his fins a bit.. maybe im paranoid... 0_0 but now, theres a small little cloudy area on his eye. it looks like a small-scale cataract, the eyes arent bulged, and theres no raised surface or ring around the eye like popeye. i have a (crappy) pic of him, its the right eye, and no its not the reflection, that areas always there..
oh and also, hes been flaring a lot lately, so now hes got a gill cover that doesnt cover all the way. the insides arent inflamed or red, but its like maybe hes... overdone/worked it? his color hasnt faded or anything, and eats like a pig. tips or help appreciated! D:
What size is your tank? 10 gal divided
What temperature is your tank? 80 F
Does your tank have a filter? yup
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no, its already too hot.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? the other betta on the other side of the divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day, 2-3 pellets each
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%
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? one of his eyes has a tiny cloudy spot, no bulging or white ring around eyes though.. and one of his gill covers doesnt seem to cover all the way.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? still eats and active, but maybe not as active as before. fins not as open as before either sometimes.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? theres been salt in the tank for about 1 1/2 weeks. dosage of 1 tsp per gal. since both were acting a bit lethargic a while ago. havent gotten rid of the salt yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6-7 months?