What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76-78
Does your tank have a filter? No (been looking for one suitable)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bloodworms, flakes, pellets (rotated)
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner, aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ends of fins are clamped. body is slightly faded to a purplish color rather than the dark blue he used to be.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Slightly slower. Just sits in one spot for a long time.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a month ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Added a heater to the tank. (The water was getting colder because of the change of seasons.. I thought maybe he was clamped because of the coldness.)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him in May. (6 months)
Here is an attached picture of him. He has been clamped for a little while, I thought he might of been clamped because the water was getting colder because it's no longer summer, but I added the heater about 2 weeks ago and he has not changed his appearance at all. I'm wondering if there's another problem I'm not seeing.
Sorry the picture quality isn't the best.