This weekend is not going so great. Yesterday morning I woke to find my white plakat male dead from my own stupid mistake. This morning, my DarkMoon17 male was acting sick. I think it's some kind of external parasite, but I'm not sure. I thought I'd better post it here and hope someone with more experience can help me.
What size is your tank? 2.77 gal.
What temperature is your tank? 79*-80*
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? Kept in a very warm room. Tank has thermometer.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? A few small snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS and occasional bloodworm
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every other day
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 Black water extract
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 it's always the same, I think it's the tap water here.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins just drooping.He's developed some black spots on his body over the course of the day.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's twitching and shaking his head/body side to side. At times, he just stays head-up in the corner.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning. I noticed he didn't have his fins spread as usual.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No treatment, yet. I've moved him to a QT tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Young. He's from DarkMoon17's dragon spawn.