I have a semi-active Red colored betta fish.
I am unaware to the exact breed/make/model of this lovely fish. =oP
He's in a 2.5 gal. heated, non-filtered, non pH tested (but pH medicated) tank. No sharp edges inside, just a few fake plants that he loves to sleep on.
So at times, he lays on the leaves of the fake plants... other times he's on the bottom, and then other times he's swimming around darting around.
Attached is a photo of the fish. I am a professional photographer, so I used my 1:1 macro lens. It picks up the most minute of details and dust/bubbles/etc.
I see a few white specs on him (confirmed that they are present in other photos in the same spot), but they do not look like ICK to me, as I've had tetras that have had ick before and it never looked like this.
As far as I know... I'm FAR from an expert.
I just want "Red" as my daughter named him, to live... He doesn't flare much, but he lives in my office and it's quite quiet and nice in here.
He feeds on the packet of flakes that came with his aquarium kit (made for bettas), and I perform 50% water changes once a week.
I know the ammonia could of been high in the tank, we just completed a 50% change tonight, so I hope that helps with lethargicness (sp?).
Thanks everyone for your help... I just don't want this lovely beautiful fish to die from something stupid I could have prevented or helped with.
AND now the picture!
I have confirmed that he has a little bit of blackend tips at the end of his main fins (on the back of the fish). He's always had them, and because of his deep red coloring I've read it might be "fin rot", or the start of it?
Thanks again everyone!