What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
ramshorn snails, MTS, divided to share with another male (who is blue) approx the same age who has not shown any symptoms.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
NLS, Hikari, Omega One bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
twice daily 4-5 pellets NLS; Hikari and bloodworms are treats
How often do you perform a water change?
one weekly as the tank is cycled
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Tested Tuesday with API master kit
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Single spot on caudal peduncle that has raised scales and has lost all color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No treatment but taken from 10 gal and quarantined in heated and covered 1 gal bowl
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He had tailbiting incidents which lead to some finrot, but nothing within the last month.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Just under a year.
I'm not usually in this section of the forum, but I think I've got a problem. I don't think it is related to that mysterious illness that Sakura made a thread about because the fish is a Cambodian not blue, but it seems eerily similar. In the amount of time since I noticed it this morning I have seen it grow a little. Right now all I have access to is AQ salt and Maracyn 2. Interestingly enough I've also been fighting a stubborn case of fin rot with my goldfish. I will see if I can get some pictures of his caudal peduncle when my camera charges.