Help With Betta Diagnosis

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by CatBo, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. CatBoNew MemberMember

    Hey there,

    I had a betta in a 10 gal community tank with neon tetra, cycled before he went in, with live plants and a few decorations. We've had him since February.

    I noticed that his fins seemed ragged and curled and he liked to wrap himself around the thermometer. The water conditions were fine, although maybe I should have turned up the temp. The neons weren't nipping that I saw. The only thing I could think was that may be the filter was too strong or he had a case of fin rot. He was eating fine (in fact I think we were overfeeding him, separate issue I'm working on)

    I got him a new 3.5 gallon tank and tried melafix to no avail. He did make a bubble nest but he's still hiding out either in the decor or behind the filter. Still eating ok. I'm stumped: does he just have weird fins?

    February vs June

    He's also swimming oddly but I think that's bc of the overfeeding and he's getting the fasting plus a pea treatment currently.
  2. CatBoNew MemberMember

    Sorry I just saw the template, here's additional details

    What is the water volume of the tank?
    10 gal then 3.5 gal

    How long has the tank been running?
    6 mo/2 weeks

    Does it have a filter?
    Yes, hang on back for the 10 gal, the small one seems to be lower flow

    Does it have a heater?
    The small one has a betta heater you can't control the temp

    What is the water temperature?

    What is the entire stocking of this tank?
    Had 7 neons, one oto and the betta in the 10 gal, betta quarantined now (none of them have any symptoms)

    How often do you change the water?
    Weekly 1/4 - 1/3 with prime. I add bacteria if I change more but I try not to go over 1/3 at a time

    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
    Vacuum substrate, my husband thoroughly, me less so

    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?

    What do you use to test the water?

    What are your parameters?
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 0
    pH: 7

    How often do you feed your fish? 2 x/day 3 pellets Omega one betta food