How many gallons is your tank?: 1 gallon
Does it have a filter: yes, Topfin filter that came with tank
Does it have a heater?: yes, Aqueon 75 watt
What temperature is your tank: 80°F
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?: no
What brand food do you use? Aqueon pellets, Omega One betta- treat bloodworms
Do you feed flakes or pellets?: pellets
Freeze dried?: freeze dried bloodworms as treats/ to encourage eating
How often do you feed? How much? I try to feed a few pellets about twice a day, but he hasn’t been eating since the day I got him
Before betta became ill, how often did you perform a water change?: he’s been acting ill since I got him, planned in doing a major water change weekly.
What percentage of water did you change? I’ve been changing 100% of the water daily because I’ve been treating with aquarium salt
What is the source of your water? Preconditioned water jugs
Do you vacuum substrate or just dip out water? I remove substrate and rinse throughly in strainer with hot water
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner: I’ve been adding Jungle brand aquarium salt and no conditioner since I use preconditioned aquarium water
What are your water parameters: Haven’t tested water because I use pre treated water and have been changing it every day
symptoms and treatment:
When did your first notice symptoms?: day after I bought the fish (6 days ago)
How has your betta’s appearance changed? Fins noticeably deteriorated due to fin rot, but appear to be getting better now. No strange appearance for current symptoms
How has your betta’s behavior changed? He’s been spending all his time at the top of the tank near the surface. He hasn’t eaten since the day I bought him. After a while he starts floating on his side, but eventually fixes himself. Lethargic and doesn’t move much or breathe heavily
Is your betta still eating? No
Have you started treating your betta? If so how? I’ve been treating his fin rot with aquarium salt solutions of 2tsp and 100% water changes every day. I’m not sure if his new symptoms are because of the fin rot, or something different.
Does your betta have any history of being ill: not sure since he was ill when I got him
How long have you owned your betta? 6 days
Was he ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?: He acted fine the night I bought him, but became ill within the next 12 hours. His price was also marked down when I bought him so I’m assuming he was known to be ill.