My sister wasn't taking care of her betta at all (several months without a water change and sometimes a week in between feedings) so I took over. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to fish so I thought I'd submit some pictures and ask some of you who are. The particular area that worries me is the red coloration on his head and anal fin. His pectoral fins also look a bit frayed to me in that there are a few "random" see-through spots in them.
I can't even begin to thank you guys for any help you may offer.
What size is your tank? He is currently in a 1 gallon plastic container undergoing daily 100% water changes
What temperature is your tank? 74.1F
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? n/a
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? every day as of right now
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? Aquasafe 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? I'm unsure
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hes fairly active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when I got him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 1 tsp of salt with each water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? unsure
How old is your fish (approximately)? unsure