Just now, I noticed one of my bettas pineconing. I was feeding him, and he seemed really hesitant about coming up to greet me, not like his usual self. I don't know what to do, the only meds I have on me are AQ salt and epsom salt and some oak leaves. I've noticed that he's been "off" for about a week now, but I haven't thought much about it. He's paler in color, but still eating. Another of my bettas has fin melt. Could this be bacterial? Please and thank you!
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80-82
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? 1 other betta, previously a tankmate to the betta with fin melt.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Ocean Nutrition
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a Day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%, sometimes 75-80%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Pineconing and Bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not as "hyper"
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Maybe a week or two ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tried epsom salt last week
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe 8 months - 12 months. i got him on AquaBid