Originally Posted by pixiedust
i have a half moon beta less than a year old. it started out as fin rot i think. he was in a 5 gallon tank, and i kept it clean but his fins started to disapear and he looked sick. i got betta fix put him in a 1 gallon and he got better, then i put him back in his 5 gallon and he got sick again, no fin rot just lays on the bottom. so i put him back in the one gallon and he started to get better, but then every time i do a water change he gets really sick and has just started to stay that way. he does better when i dont change his water...but now he just mostly lays on the bottom. any ideas?
If you could fill out this information, it would help anyone that comes to your thread in assisting you. do you have a photo of how he looks now?
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?