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Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78
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

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New life spectrum pellets, occasional freeze dried BW
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 2X a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat and a drop or 2 of prime
Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: .25 - its in the tap
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH:
Hardness: its hard water but no idea what the reading is
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? color loss and stress stripes.

How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn;t

When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few weeks ago

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No

Does your fish have any history of being ill? he was near death when i got him from walmart in december. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=88932

How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea


I can't tell if something is wrong or if I am being paranoid...
He is supposed to look like this but lately his color looks washed out and he has what looks like a white stress stripe



Im wondering if maybe he has internal parasites? But his behavior is normal
 

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Wish I could help, but I don't know enough to help...
 

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Tomorrow I'm gonna do a 100% and clean the decor - just in case something is upsetting him.
Im thinking maybe internal parasites? he eats but seems kinda skinny
 

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Is his poop white and stringy? - If ever you feel your fishy is sick and its not like a bloat type thing you can always do a 10 Day AQ salt treatment, it promotes healthy goodness and improved gill function. No long then 10 days though.
 

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As for as I can tell, the poop looks normal and he acts normal but his color is washed out and he has what looks like a faint stress stripe and a hole in the top fin. I think that may of been caused by using too much prime. i have another CT that I can't use prime with. he gets all clamped up when i use it but when i use stress coat, he is fine. Can fish be allergic to stuff?

I also have some IAL in there too.
 
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