What size is your tank? 5 Gallon (Not Pictured)
What temperature is your tank? Consistent 83F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes - Biofilter w activated carbon (when not on meds)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Surface by pump
Is your tank heated? Yes 83F
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
NLS Betta Pellets / Just Started Daphnia
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Twice a day ~ 3 pellets two times daily before
Once a day pinch of daphnia now.
How often do you perform a water change?
Once a Week Sometimes Sooner
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
Roughly 3/4 each time more lately cause of meds
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Stress Coat Plus (Was Adding AQ Salt but now Epsom Salt (7tsp)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have not tested the water parameters.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Very swollen on side seems to have gotten larger.
Scales and side stretched on one side clear.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Seems to still be very active and usual jumpy.
Sometimes seems to sleep a little more then usual.
Still peppy overall though.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About 4/5 Weeks Ago - Swelling Has Come and Go but is worse now.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
See previous post.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Seems to be a tail biter at times (can see frays in picture). Had some white spots on body before. Eventually left after Ick Treatment / Salt / Heat. Still not sure if was really ick.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably about a 1 1/2 to 1 2/3.