A couple of months ago I got Spike from PetSupermarket. It's the a first time I've cared for a fish. All was well until the middle of September. He was staying in a large glass bowl (8 cups of water) with rocks, greenery & a little Greek statue. One week I was a few days late in changing his water.
I noticed he seemed to be clinched up, less colorful and not his normal self. I changed the water and kept an eye on him. He developed a white something on his chest/belly. I went to PetSupermarket and they told me to use BettaFix. I've been using it since 9/21.
After I noticed the white spot, I took him out of his glass bowl with all his decor and put him in his smaller triangular plastic tank (4 cups) without any decor. I've been much better about changing his water every couple of days but the spot has not cleared up.
What size is your tank? Currently 4 cups
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? I'm not sure of the name as the package wasn't resealable...I emptied the little round balls into a tupperware container.
How often do you feed your betta fish? I think I was feeding him too much at first. Now he gets 4 of the tiny balls every day.
How often do you perform a water change? Was about once a week, more often right now.
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? When I use spring water, I don't add anything (except the BettaFix) and when I use tap water (less often now) I add Betta Water Conditioner (& BettaFix).
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I have not tested the water.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped, less color & white spot on chest/belly.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Less active & won't let me pet him anymore.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Mid-Sept.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? BettaFix
Does your fish have any history of being ill? This is the first that I know of.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know. I've had him since the beginning of August.
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