Alright, I know you guys are sick of seeing me post topics about my fish, but I'm just a nervous person and not knowing for sure if he's sick or not is driving me nuts.
At first I thought he had gill disease, but it hasn't been getting any better or worse, and he's as active as ever. However, his water at the pet store was pretty nasty, and I think that it may have given him.... I dunno, something.
I thought that Jalen was a cellophane, and he still might be, but now that I've had him for over a week he's beginning to get some color back. He has whitish pearly scales, and I've noticed one or two black scales and a few black dots on his tail. His right gill won't close all the way, and today I realized that the edge of his anal fin is slightly curled and frayed looking. He also has some minor tears in his tail, but I think that he ripped it either flaring or on a decoration (don't worry, I'm getting him a new log just in case). His fins have some red streaks, but they aren't blotchy, and I've always assumed that they were blood vessels or something.
At this point, I'm wondering if he has gill disease, ammonia burn (most likely), or fin rot. However, I had a betta with fin rot a long time ago, and Jalen doesn't look that way.
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?
Pellets and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day except Sundays
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% then 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water?
If so, what are the following parameters? Nope, no testing yet
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Well, he's getting back color, but that's a GOOD thing...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Ever since I got him over a week ago
Have you started treating your fish?
If so, how? I used Betta Revive in his tank for a week, with no change
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He's a pet store mutt, so I don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I'd guess a year?
Please help! I want to know if there's anything wrong with my fish, and how to treat it!