I'm so sad ! I think he got fin rot...but it progressed at an insane speed..I don't know if this is normal or not. I think I'm going to lose him at this rate, no matter how much I treat him.. :( Just wondering what I can change to prevent this from happening if I ever get another betta fish!
Also, my parents dropped off the AQ salt and they said that the pet store guy suggested adding AQ salt all the time, even with no disease because our water is very soft. Is this a good idea?
What size is your tank? 0.8 gallon (I know its small. I didn't know I needed a bigger one till I found this forum :( If I get a new betta I'll try and get a bigger tank)
What temperature is your tank? 78degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? HBH betta bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 pellet twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? 3-4 days a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 2-50% 1 or 2 - 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? seachem betta basics
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
<-- how would I treat soft water?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Okay, well yesterday morning (around 9AM) i noticed a little bit of black along the edges of his fins. I did a 100% water change that morning. I thought fin rot so I got aquarium salt. I had class that entire day so I couldnt start treatment until after class, so around 5 o' clock. By the time I got back his ENTIRE back fin was black!! it happened so fast :( like seriously within 8 hours! Its day 2 and it looks like I'm going to lose my poor little fellow... he's so lifeless looking. I did another 100% water change with aq. salt this morning.. but I think its over.. he's not even moving now :'(
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He went from active and flaring at mirrors to sitting on the bottom and lifeless within one day.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Aq. salt 1/2 teaspoon.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He was a little bit unhappy before I found out I needed a heater, but never ill no.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea