We got two new fish at the beginning of Feb. Everything has been going fine, until this past weekend. I noticed Mini's top fin and tail were clamped, and she had like a white thing hanging off her back. I immediately took out the filter and treated the entire tank with Parasite Guard. She did not look any better the next day, so I put her in a smaller quarentine tank and treated her one day of epsom salt, and a day off. She didn't look better. So last night I treated her with Maracyn. Today she looks HORRIBLE and there is white cotton/fuzz all over her back and head!
Here are a few pics (there are many in this album
if you want to see more)
I'm really mad. I take very good care of my fish. Why can't I keep one healthy?!
What size is your tank? 5 gallon / divided
What temperature is your tank? 79 steady
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no, used to but took it out. they didnt like it.
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? alone on her side but snail and male on other side
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes, pellets, and blood worms on friday
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? abt 75% and 100% monthly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta safe water conditioner (yes it removes chlorine too)
Have you tested your water? yes If so, what are the following parameters? everything is good.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes, white fuzz
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes, clamped fins resting on bottom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 5-6 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes - see above
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? don't know. Walmart rescue bought in Feb - healthy until now.