My new guy Stanley is not doing well:
What size is your tank? 1 gal QT Tank
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees F
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? Flakes; though he hasn't eaten yet
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1 50% 1 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator and Stress Zyme
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? I just got him yesterday; he has a strange reddish colored small string coming from between his caudal and anal fin. There is also a red spot on his right pectoral fin.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has been lethargic, indifferent to food, and sits at the bottom. When I put him in his 2 gal Kritter keeper, he hid and lay at the bottom. He either sits at the bottom or rests at the top. I have not seen him flare or eat yet.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I first got him yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I tried an AQ bath yesterday because he has some fin rot, but that didn't help. I thought I saw his scales a little raised today, so I quickly put him in a QT with a Macaryn II treatment. My Delta Zamboni is upgraded to the Kritter Keeper (another problem: is this deadly? Did I just sign away Zamboni's life too by putting him in the kritter keeper?)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)? I just got him from Petsmart yesterday.
I'll try to get pics, but I know they are blurry :3 Thank you!