My cousin has a Betta, and something is wrong. I had her fill out this form, please help!!! I attached some pictures but I don't know if they will help.
What size is your tank? - One gallon
What temperature is your tank? I have no way of knowing, but it seems to be doing fine for my other bettas.
Does your tank have a filter? - No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Four pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every two weeks or so
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I have not tested the water.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins are clamped, the scales on his face and head area are turning gray, and the scales on his nose seem to be pulling upwards, so there is a bump right under his eyes, and the skin on his nose is exposed.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed He doesnt swim around as much as he used to, and hes not blowing the usual bubble nests. He tends to hang out at the top of the water.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Three or four days ago, on March 29th. First I noticed his fins clamped, and then two days ago I noticed his graying scales, and the weird thing going on with his nose I only noticed yesterday.
Have you started treating your fish? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought him at Petco and had him for two months or so, but I dont know how old he was when I bought him.