So my Betta has velvet and I've been treating him for the past 5 days with no results...(he's gotten better with the lethargic swimming and the belly rubbing at the gravels but the velvet still there and I can see some new stops at his body that was not there 5 days ago) should i change the medicine I'm using?? any suggestions on what medicine to use??
Thanks in advance for the help!!!
Here's my fish info:
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 84 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? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1x day
How often do you perform a water change?every other day
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? tap water conditioner and since he got sick 1tsp of salt and 1ml of maracide.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? took some water sample to the pet store and they told me everything was great but did not gave me any results :/
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he got some gold dust on his chin and gills and starting to spread to his body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic swimming and rubbing belly on gravels
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about 6 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 5 days ago
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? not sure i have him for about a month