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What size is your tank? 2 gallon bare w/ coffe cup hide
What temperature is your tank? 78.6 (on cooler side for finrot healing)
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
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits, freeze-dried then rehydrated blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day (due to aquarium salt)
How often do you perform a water change? every day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime, IAL, and temporarily AQ salt (for only the past like 5 days)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Test results may be inaccurate, I was a bit jittery when testing because I'm very nervous for Molly. On top of that since both fish are relatively new (Tallulah and Molly) I have been keeping IALs with them which tints my water yellow. So I really hope that doesn't make it harder to read...
(also they have aq salt in their tanks as well because they had a bit of fin rot...)
Nitrite: Dunno right now. I was nervous and put too many drops in. have to re-do.
Nitrate: same as nitrite test but worse. forgot to shake second bottle before testing as well.
pH: 7.6 or over but not by a lot
Hardness: Low GH high KH. I'm not exactly sure what that gives me.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? There are white/clear strings extending from all fin tips. It looked like the edges of clear growth at first. I'll try to get a picture but right now it looks like she's been tagged with silly string.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Just as active. Hungry because I haven't fed yet this morning. (afternoon, but it's morning for the fish and I)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning, May 31th
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?about to give her a 100% water change in QT tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? except for the slight case of fin rot she came with, which I had just finished healing as of 1am this morning, no. She was the healthiest at petsmart when I bought her.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably 2-3 months at petsmart. She was pretty small. I've only had her for a couple of weeks now.
Okay, so I'm trying to get a video since she swims too fast to get anything clear.
It really does look like she has silly string attached to her. I have a feeling this is some kind of fungus but I have no way to be sure. I have not had any fish get a fungus yet.
I know it's only easier to help when I post a picture or video of some kind. There will be one up within the hour.