How many gallons is your tank? 5
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? No
What temperature is your tank? Uusually between 80.2 and 80.8
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No tankmates currently; previously shrimp
What food brand do you use? Omega One
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Sinking Shrimp Pellets
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 1-2 Pellets daily
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Roughly once a week
What percentage of water did you change? 25%
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Spot clean with a turkey baster (used for tanks only)
What additives do you use? API Stress coat and a pinch of Aquarium Salt
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.
I still need to go and get my water tested to answer this, hopefully will have time today or tomorrow to go :C
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Last night
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Last night the front half of his body was faded to a grey however it's back to a solid black this morning.
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Was flashing last night to the point of slamming inot tank walls and had all fins flared out constantly, today he seems much better with just occasional flashing.
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? I added a minimal dose of Melafix last night since I had some just as a precautionary measure.
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No prior history with me.
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? I've had him a few months short of a year and when I got him he was incredibly small and hit tail and body color were very pale which I guessed was the stress of being in a pet store tank with at least a dozen other sharks. He's since grown and his tail has been really bright ever since the end of the first month with me.
Furiosa (F/CT), Toothless (Red Tail Shark), Wade (M/VT), and Captain (M/HM)