Originally Posted by Dozzem
I just came back from a bike ride with a fish!
Story: Today I went to go get my books for high school (EEEEEEE [Yes I am a freshmen!]) When I got home I poked my fish, Ula. Who likes to bite his tail D: I gave him a water changed and rembered that its thurseday! Every thursday a outside market is on the street! I got on my bike and took off. Each time I go (I BUY ROCKS :DDD) I pass by a crazy man who sells bambo and bettas. ALL of the bettas I believe are boy VTs. He has like 20 of them in TINY cups that aren't even filled with water all the way! THEY ARE SO DIRTY! I asked him how many times he changes the water and he said ONLY ONCE A WEEK!!!! Those poor guys... I told him that isn't right, I change mine dalie for my 2 gallon tank! He said no, only once a week. I wanted to eat his face... I looked at them to see if there are any sick ones I should save. None were sick that I could see but none were healthy of flaring. I looked at this pretty white one with pink on the ege of its fins. He acted a lot like Ula so I put him down. I picked up this multi color little guy. I feel in love.~ <3 Then I asked the crazy man what water he has it in. He said drinking water! I was done with wanting to eat his face... I WANTED TO BITE HIS HEAD OFF! I said that isn't right but he ignored me. So I bought the little guy and ran to find some warm bottled water. Then I ran to the bath room to dump the water out of my thick water bottle ( I was drinking tap). I put the new water in there. His water was SO dirty... I put him in my hand and he jumped! I grabbed him by the tail (sorry little fish) and I got him on there! I biked as fast and smothly home, stopping once a while to get him fresh air. When I got hom I quickly got him in to a 3 gallon tank filled with conditioned water, marbles, and a egg cave. Ula is flaring and freking out.
Qs: His bottem fin has an odd red spot, is that blood? What is he, is it a he? Should I put some AQ salt in there??
Sorry I'm in a rush, bad spelling... and bad camera!
This was a few hours ago, I posted it in the Betta Fish Care form because I thought I was over reacting and it wasn't an emergency. Now it kina is...
What size is your tank? 3gallen but I only have it 1/2 filled
What temperature is your tank? in the high 70s
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets but he/she didn't eat any
How often do you feed your betta fish? I am planning everyday
How often do you perform a water change? I will be doing everyday
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? conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? nope
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Well I got it like this, its fins are close to its body. A little layer of fuzz or slim is visable
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? floats at the top of the tank right near the air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Not so long ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 2 tsp of AQ salt, just now and I made it dark for him/her
Does your fish have any history of being ill? idk
How old is your fish (approximately)? I was hoping you could tell me :D
If you can PLEASE answer these:
- What else can/should I do?
- What illness dose it have?
- What type of Betta is it? (I think VT)
- What gender?
I am sorry about the pictures, I have a bad camra. I will be getting better pictures soon from my mum's cam.
Thank chu for your time!!!