So, like before if you guys remember, I had noticed white tips to Aoi's pelvic fins-- and found that's normal. (thank goodness) But it's like once I stopped worrying, THEN he shows other signs of problems!
However, I'm not panicking. (Not yet, anyways)
What size is your tank? 3gal
What temperature is your tank? 78degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? Yes (finally got the heater)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nope.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon- Betta pellets, TopFin-Freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change? 25% water change almost every day to every two to three days. 100% water change once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? *points above*
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin water conditioner, Ammonia remover if there's ammonia in the water (I test it before I pour it into Aoi's tank especially on 1/3 water changes),
1tsp Aq.Salt (New, just put 1tsp in the last water change this passing Wednesday night. Will put 1 tsp per gallon when I do a 100% water change at the end of the week)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrite: (Got the water tested yesterday- No Nitrites)
pH: NA- petstore didn't tell me
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? There's what looks like grey spots on his head. Not likt Ich, but almost like sores..Like the scales were plucked off
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's been darting around his tank more often when he sees me.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tuesday--(2 days ago) I noticed the darting. Wednesday I saw one grey mark like he had a sore, today it's gotten slightly bigger. Like one or two more scales are gone. HE IS STILL EATING RAVENOUSLY! HENCE MY CONFUSION.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Been keeping a close eye on him, on his last partial water change, I took out 1gal from his 3 gal tank and with the new water I added 1tsp of API Aq.Salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I don't think so.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea. I bought him from PetSmart a couple weeks ago.
As you already read. Tuesday I noticed Aoi was darting around his tank like a madman. To a point where he actually bumped into the cylinder bubble holder in the middle of his tank and freaked out--darting around more.
To try and calm him I turned off his bubbles and filter to give him COMPLETE silence for about two hours. I also turned off his light and let the light from my desk light his tank so it was dimmer.
Then I slowly turned his filter back on after awhile when he seemed to calm down a bit... I thought it might be parasites, BUT. HE IS NOT RUBBING, and I'm not seeing any visual parasites on him. To boot, he's STILL eating with the appetite of a goldfish.
Today he still darts around his tank a little bit; but mostly it's when I come into the room and sit down by him. (he's on a table by my art desk and my computer.)
Yesterday (Tuesday-13) I noticed it looked like he had a scale missing, like he hit something in his tank and got injured. However it's a grayish color. I did a partial water change in his tank (took out 1gallon, and put in a new 1gallon) With this new gallon of water I also included 1tsp of Aq.Salt. (didn't feel comfortable putting 3tsps for 3gallons yet. I'm gonna do that for his next 100% water change on Friday)
I'll try to get a picture of him when I come home from work tonight... I'm really worried about him.
The sore marks on top of his body grew slightly since Tuesday. Like three of his scales got pulled... He's not darting like he was the other night anymore; but it still worries me...
I'm really hoping the Aq.Salt will help him heal, and get rid of any parasites that I'm not seeing...I scoured over the treatments and diseases stickies to see if I could find anything, and I also scoured google.
Any suggestions? :/