Or what was thought to be Columnaris. Basically a few days ago I noticed some white stuff on my betta, Blue Eyes Black Betta, and treated him with some Primafix and called it a day. Fast forward and I notice it back so I clean his tank and it got a bit worse. So I took pictures of it and posted them to my other thread for my other betta. It got worse through out the night and was diagnosed as Columnaris so I ran to the store this morning to buy some Maracyn I & II only to find out that the package uses a 10 gal tank for treatment (why a hospital tank would that large is beyond me). So instead of risking me trying to dose out what would be a good dose in my mind I cleaned out a 10 gal tank that was out of commission for a few years and got him in there. I went to work without treating him so he wouldn't get too stressed. When I got home I saw he was magically cured! What was it? Was this really Columnaris? Should I still treat him with the Maracyn I & II still? Basically what should I do from here as I'm confused?
What size is your tank? Originally 1 gal QT tank, but moved into 10 gal QT tank for treatment.
What temperature is your tank? 78-79
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? No.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets once a day.
How often do you perform a water change? 1-2 a week (yeah, I have to bump it up a bit x_x)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? AQ Salt.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Didn't test anything.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Covered in white filmy stuff.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Few days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Primafix, then nothing.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About a year.
Pic from when I first noticed.
A few hours later.
No pic of it being completely cleared up.