Hello, first post here. My black devil HM betta Modi has just recovered from a small case of ick (not a single spot left on the boy), but just to be sure, he is still in the 1 teaspoon of aquarium salt treatment. He also somehow managed to tear two of his fins yesterday, but this could be on account of a plastic plant that I promptly removed upon seeing the state of his fins. Just this morning, I noticed that he has strange pale markings on both gill covers...are these ammonia burns or just his natural colouration? He is behaving normally - blowing bubble nests, begging for food, eating like a horse, and swimming around quite actively.
I got him three weeks ago from a local aquarium store that is well-known here in Paris for being very expensive but taking great care of their fish. He was in a community tank at the store, then spent one week without a heater (had to order one online), which could be where the ick came from.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Fahrenheit / 25.5 celsius
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? Hikari Bio-Gold, Hikari FD Bloodworms, Atison's Betta Pro
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning, one pellet or bloodworm in the evening. One day fast per week
How often do you perform a water change? Every 3 - 4 days
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? Nutrafin Betta Plus + Evian bottled water (I never use tap water)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? See above description
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months old