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What size is your tank? 10-gallon
What temperature is your tank? No heater, but stays around 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Not yet
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 6 harlequin rasboras, 1 nerite snail

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bloodworms or pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, fasted one day a week

Maintenance

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? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: .25
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 20-40 (I can't tell the difference in color on the chart)
pH: 7.2 if I remember correctly
Hardness: Don't know
Alkalinity: Don't know

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is very dull looking, his fins are ragged and very thin - almost transparent
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Just today, he seems a little lethargic. Resting on the bottom.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a month ago I started noticing he wasn't as colorful... I figured I was imagining it until it got really bad... I feel terrible.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just put him in a 1-gal quarantine tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know. I have had him for a month and he seems very young.

I'm worried sick about him. Milo showed the same symptoms before he died. I feel like a fish killer.
 

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When I got him, he looked like this:


And now :(
 

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Bumping, I am really worried sick about him.
 
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