I think my Betta may be getting velvet, he has some gold around one of his gills and he is just hanging at the top of the tank. He seems to not really be breathing much (hardly any gill movement). His body also seems to be a little crooked. How can I help him? Can he even get better? I feel terrible I got him to give him a better life, not make it worse for him then petco was. replies and advice would be greatly appreciated... I am so sad for Cinna.
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76
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? omega pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1/2 water every other day, full change once a week
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? conditioner to make tap water safe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes, some gold by a gill
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? just stays at top of tank not moving, not really breathing.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? he was a little bloated 5 days ago in a 1 gallon unheated tank, i fasted him for 2 days and moved him to a heated 2 gallon tank and then just seemed to get worse from there.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)? probably under a year, got him at petco almost two weeks ago.