Please help my Betta fish. This is the information I can give:
What size is your tank?
cylindrical tank holding about 3 pints
What temperature is your tank?
don't know. not heated.
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?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
about one pellet a day
How often do you perform a water change?
100% every other week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
just dechlorination drops
Have you tested your water?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
yes. fins and upper scales seem to flake as if shedding (see picture attachment)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
floating at the top. not eating or moving a lot.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
I noticed today. The fish had a "lucky bamboo" plant submerged in the tank, but the plant died, had a horrible smell to it, and made the water murky; This is when i noticed the fish being lethargic and slight flakiness to his fins (the fins themselves are not falling off). I threw the plant out, and changed 100% of the water, but his condition has not changed.
Have you started treating your fish?
no, just changed the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
He was purchased about a year ago. I don't know how old he was then.
Thank you for any help you can give.