What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Was 70-74 but installed new 10w mini heater yesterday.
Does your tank have a filter? Sponge filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? As of today, yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? There was one small snail
And one bigger snail they are in a qt tank now because I was treating Freda for ich.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari betta bio gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? Two pellets in the morn one at night
How often do you perform a water change? Because of ich, daily.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? 1/2 tsp aquarium salt, dissolved. Stress coat. And for the ich jungle ich guard II.
Have you tested your water? Everyday. If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 - .25 ppm
Nitrate: 0 tank not cycled do to frequen water changes and ich medication
Hardness: not tested
Alkalinity: not tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Paler, horizontal lines, but still has some of her pretty colors
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She's improved, not rubbing, darting or flashing anymore, fins not as clamped
When did you start noticing the symptoms? For fin rot, Yesterday because she's relaxed her fins
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Still doing partial water changes, aquarium salt, dissolved 1/2 tsp 2x a day, stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just the ich
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure I've only had her a couple weeks.
She's improved a lot. Hoping the new heater will help. I want to do a 100% water change tomorrow (I'll take her out). Rinse gravel and put filter back in and maybe a couple plants. Unless I should treat the tank and freda with jungle ich guard II for a couple more days? What should I do?