What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 77 degrees (betta now in a 72 degree quarantine bowl)
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? Aqueon
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day (three pellets a time)
How often do you perform a water change? 50% change once a week, full change once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Cotton patch on dorsal fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Breaths a bit heavy but still flaring, eating like a pig, swimming around nicely. Nice and active.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I've been going back and forth with this disease...it seems gone and then comes back a bit later. His entire tank has been bleached, and I make sure not to skip any water changes.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Right now he is in a quarantine bowl of .5 gallons with daily water changes. He is on Maracyn 1 and 2 and also Coppersafe.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he has always had a terrible immune system. It's quite frustrating, my mother is very lazy when it comes to her three bettas water changes and they have no temperature regulation. Her bettas always live to 3 or 4 years old. I do as much as I can do and my poor guy becomes ill quite easily.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I rescued him from Pet Supplies Plus a year and a half ago. He was full grown when I bought him so I know older than a year and a half, by how much not certain.