Has anyone used Melafix?
Sammich's recent overfeeding episode from a "helpful" co-worker threw off the balance of my tank, and caused him to get stressed.. I think he started hanging out too close to the intake of the filter - and his fins are wrecked and ragged now and I moved the filter to prevent that from continuing, but I think he's got some rotfin going on now.. few white spots on the edge.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 74F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Powerhead filter air powered.
Is your tank heated? It is climate controlled. (can't do an actual heater as it would be too much.. I have one if necessary.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food (pellets) and Freeze Dried Bloodworms for snack.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Small amount 1-2 days before a fast of 1-2 days...
How often do you perform a water change? once to twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Splendid Betta Complete Water Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: undetectable 0ppm
pH: 7 ish - might be more like 6.75
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ragged fins, pale. white tips at the ends of the ragged fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? withdrawn, hiding out at the bottom of the tank. Lethargic.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I knew immediately after I came back and saw the uneaten food someone left in the tank. Started water changes every other day.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Did 2 water changes within the last week, added aquarium salt. Added Melafix fish first aid.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? 1st incident.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for 3 months now.