Shortly after my vacation I had to move back to my apartment for classes so my dad has been taking care of (and overfeeding) my poor fishies. I've come home to fit rot/fin biting and this. I feel like its septicemia, but I'm not sure. There is some red in this bulge and its mostly on 1 side of his body. The bloat looks different than usual and kind of filled with a liquid. I have him in epsom salt until I can get to a fish store in the morning before I go into work. Any info would be great, thanks so much <3
What size is your tank? 10 gal (currently in a hospital cup floating in the 10 gal)
What temperature is your tank? 80-82F
Does your tank have a filter? No, just a filter with no filter cartridge to circulate the water.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? A filter with no filter cartridge to circulate the water.
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? A fake log and fake plants :P
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and daphnia (unsure of what he was fed in the last week)
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
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? 50% and 100% weekly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? epsom salt and stress coat+
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated more than usual
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? A bit more lazy, but really not that much
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday and more so today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? floating in a hospital cup with epsom salt to
Does your fish have any history of being ill? All the time. Chronic bloat, hook worms, and SBD. You name and he's had it.
How old is your fish (approximately)? about a 1.5 years?