What size is your tank? 10 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78*
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 1 (split with one betta)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 % (100% monthly)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress COat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: slightly less than 20
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It appears that me may have started biting his tail, but there is red (almost like blood) in sections wear his tail has potentially been bit. Clamped fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? VERY lethargic but stays towards the top of the tank. I've never seen him move so slow.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have him floating in a quarantine bowl in his tank. I put in some Aquarium salt as well as a drop of "Quick Fix" for the fin damage. I'm not sure what else should be done, or what exactly is wrong, thus why I'm posting.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? This is his first illness, and I hope we can pull through it! He is my first home-spawned breeding male and I was planning on starting conditioning today :(
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 6 months
I tried to get some pictures of the redness I was talking about. I'm not sure if this the same red streak disease that I've read is caused by parasites, but I'm treating the tank for parasites right now.
All help is appreciated! Thanks for your time.