I was out of town for over a week and half and came home to a betta who didn't look quite right
On Thursday, June 30, I did a 75% water change on both tanks. I left on July 1st with my parents and boyfriend to Virginia.
My parents left the lake on July 4th with instructions on how to take care of my fish while I was in Philly. I asked Dad to do one water change during the week and I would change the water again when I came home. Dad used to do water changes on our divided tank when we kept the family bettas a few years ago, so he knows what to do.
I came back from Philadelphia yesterday (July 8th), fed the fish and went straight to bed.
This morning, I fed the boys and examined them to make sure they were all right. Octo was perfectly OK - swimming around and chasing his tail.
Nero, on the other hand, doesn't look okay. He literally looks green around the gills. As in, his gills have green splotches on them that weren't there before. Both his eyes are cloudy and have a milky film over them. I don't think his vision is affected, though. When I fed him, he saw the pellets and were able to chase them down to eat them with no problems.
His plants are covered in algae and they're streaming in the water current. Just, his tank doesn't look right either. I have a suspicion that Dad waited until yesterday to do a water change, probably right before I got home.
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Four pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change?
Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
50 to 75 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Nutrafin 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?
Cloudy eyes with a whitish film, green markings on the gills
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
None that I've noticed
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Not yet - I wanted to get opinions and tips on how to treat
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Maybe a year old?