I'm having some trouble figuring out what is wrong. I'll read something think that's it, go to the aqua shop and told something else. I've had this problem for sometime now and i'm over it. Here's and example. I read that the water should be around 80F so i went to buy a heat and was told that 73 is ok for bettas
here is my journey:
1. I bought my fish his dorsal fin was a little bent but that was ok.
2. After a while I noticed his tank wasn't ass dirty with waste and he had this bump on the side. Figured it was just food but just incase i didn't feed him for a few days and it went away. I bought peas but someone said it wasn't good for bettas
3. Dorsal fin shriveled. So i went and bout a liquid fungus cure drops...NOTHING...doesn't work
4. Gold dust between his fins. Maybe velvet? Went to buy something, but decided to try the aqua salt. I bought protozoan and ick preventative drops just incase and will start that next week if he doens't improve
I bought a heater but it's 100w so i'm going to buy another one today.
I filled out the form but i thought i should give a background check. THis fish thing is a lot harder than i thought. :(
What size is your tank? 1 1/2
What temperature is your tank? 73F
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? 0
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? baby pellets and frozen blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once a day and blood worm with 2 pellets once a
How often do you perform a water change? once a day or every other day with salt treatment. Usually once or twice a week
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? bio supplement, water conditioner and aqua salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? colour fade, gold dust between fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hides a lot but that could be because I put him next to my sink where i do water changes so maybe he thinks i'm going to take him out
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 weeks ago, 2 weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? first fungus cure, then salt and soon if the salt doesn't help protozoan and ick prevntative drops
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no just bought him
How old is your fish (approximately)? ??
thanks for reading its a lot i know