What size is your tank? 10G
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes (Penguin 100)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta pellets and sometimes bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day with a no eating day once a week.
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 60%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? 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? Very pale
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Clamped Fins and bottom sitting
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 2 Epsom salt baths
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 5 months
My usually hyper active betta has been bottom sitting with clamped fins for almost a week now. He has slowly become very very pale. At first I assumed it was constipation but his stomach doesn't seem that big but it isn't flat.
I gave him an epsom salt bath two days ago and he was very stressed when I put him back in his tank. I did another epsom salt bath an hour ago and he seems a lot better then he did after his first one.
I say it's been a week but he is so tiny compared to my goldfish it could have been longer because since it's hard to notice until he gets really sick.
I'm really concerned because I lost my last betta to constipation.
Another odd thing to add is he has this really dark patch on his body. I think it's been there for a month or so but it's gotten more noticeable since he became pale. I can't find anything anywhere about something like that?
Thanks in advance.