Hello everyone. So I've been at college for about 3weeks and I've noticed this rather large guy from the first day I was here at the local PetSmart. I refrained from buying him, only giving him a few days to live, but 3weeks later he's still kicking and I couldn't leave him any longer.
Here is the info you usually require:
What size is your tank? He is in a gal pickle jar but only a few inches of water because he has a hard time getting to the top
What temperature is your tank? Right now room temp I'm working on getting him in a heated tank, I may be able to do that tonight
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? not yet
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I've only had him a few days and he hasn't eaten anything but I've tried frozen blood worms and NLS
How often do you feed your betta fish? I've only tried once, will be up to twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change? 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? Prime, Aquarium Salt and switching Stress Coat every other day because I wasn't sure what else to add but I don't know if it'll actually help
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
N/A But I've never had any issues with my other 3 and snails
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He had white scales growing and is pine coning something fierce
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He doesn't really move or do much but since getting him he has colored up and will spaz out if you move his tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3weeks ago but I just bought him a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? clean water, aquarium salt, stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No Idea
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea
Here is the tank he is in:
And here is what I could get of him.
I've dealt with fin rot, fungal infections, and tail bitting but nothing like this and not this bad. ANY advice would be great appreciated. I'm working on the heater thing but the other problem is that he is in such little water all my heaters would fry him.
Please, please, please, please, please help me help this little guy.
He's in my RA's room and she's getting attached (I'm thinking forever home after some coaching on how to properly take care of him) but he's still under my full care until he's healthy. He really is a fighter and seems to want to live and has seemed to improve.
I just need to know what to do to help him.