Thanks in advance for any help...the fish is not doing well at all...
How many gallons is your tank? 30 litres or 6.6 gallons or 7.9 US gallons
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 79-81 degrees Fahrenheit
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Does your Betta have tank mates? No
What food brand do you use? Betta Bio Gold
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? No, I don’t think so
How often do you feed your Betta? Twice a day
How much? 4-5 pellets (eats these in one minute)
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a fortnight on average
What percentage of water did you change? 30-50%
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Tried to vacuum substrate
What additives do you use? API Aquarium Salt
What brand of conditioner? Tetra Aquasafe
pH: No test kit
Hardness (GH): No test kit
Alkalinity (KH): No test kit
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
About a week ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Very clamped fins, less vibrant colour, one small white marking near head
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
No longer active at all, constantly lying on bottom of tank and hiding all day - only active at feeding time before settling down to bottom again.
Is your Betta still eating? Yes, normally twice a day.
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Added pimafix and melafix to tank in desperation 2 days ago - no change in symptoms. I live in UK and can’t easily access proper fish antibiotics.
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Not really, mild fin rot a few months ago
How long have you owned your Betta? 18 months
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No