What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Around 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Aqueon betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, 6 days a week.
How often do you perform a water change? Not often enough..every week to two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About a third
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta Safe by Tetra
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I'm out of test strips, I'll be buying more when I go to buy whatever medicine I need. I do know, however, that the water where I live is pretty hard.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It looks like he's missing scales..the lesion/sore is white or light pink. It doesn't look like ich though.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Very lethargic, not showing his fins as much. He is still eating just fine though. He may be losing some coloring on his underbelly, though it is only noticeable with a flashlight. There aren't any gold specks.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night around
Have you started treating your fish? I haven't yet, because I'm at a loss. I can't figure out what to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Ich once, about 6 months ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Purchased around 1 year ago. HELP!