What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 bettas in one divided 5 gallon
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 3 times a day with one pellet every day, except twice a week with 1 freeze dried bloodworm and one fasting day
How often do you feed your betta fish? ^ depends
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? ~30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? aqueon water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
(figured I'd just explain here)
So, I went up to Rochester NY this weekend, leaving early on Sunday morning and returning home at about 5 pm (I'm in NJ). When I left on Sunday, both fish were fine and both were on their sides of the tank.
When I got back I went to feed them, and I nearly had a heart attack when I saw both swimming towards me from the same side of the divider (which has only about a cm gap between the top of it and the lid).
My crowntail (who's the stupid one that jumped) was the worst off. He has a few scales missing across his body, and a giant, open wound on the side of his head, along with some chunks of his tail and fins taken out.
My halfmoon is missing about 1/3 of his fins and tail total, and has a few scales missing but nothing nearly as serious as my crowntail.
I put them in their little petsmart cups and I'm floating them in the main 5 gallon tank (I have them attached with unbent paper clips to the side of the tank so that there is no way for the cups to go below the water level) with aquarium salt. I put water in the cups with the recommended dose of 1/2 tsp per gallon.
Their behavior has not changed at all- this is a good sign, right? And is there anything else I can do, except wait? This is so awful and I feel so guilty about it. :(