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Size of tank? 5 gallons

2. Water parameters
a. Ammonia? 0.25
b. Nitrite? 0
c. Nitrate? 0
d. pH, KH and GH? 6.5, 40 and 120
e. Test kit? API ammonia test kit, API 5 in 1 test strips

3. Temperature? 78 - 80

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? FW

5. How long the aquarium has been set up? 5 days. It hasn't cycled yet but I couldn’t see leaving him in an unheated, unfiltered bowl any longer.

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them? 1 male betta. He’s been with us in the office for 2 years. Been home with me for 4 months.

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? No

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? Several live plants, java ferns, anacharis, moneywart, 3 moss balls
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? Gravel on top of fluval stratum
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? One rock, a floating log and a piece of driftwood from my LFS.

9. a. Filtration? 3-stage mechanical, chemical and biological filtration
b. Heater? Yes, fixed at 78 degrees

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? 7000 K high-output LED For 12 hours, not on a timer yet
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? No

11. a. Water change schedule? Every other day, 20% water change
b. Volume of water changed? 20%
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? Tap water
d. Water conditioner used? Seachem prime
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? haven't as yet

12. Foods? In the office dehydrated bloodworms and betta biogold pellets
In my home, betta formula bug bites daily and frozen brine shrimp every 3 days
How often are they fed?

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? He sometimes just hangs by the filter as in the one pic below. And the dark discoloring
b. Appearance of poop? I think I saw some poop on a plant, so I believe he has normal input/output
c. Appearance of gills? They look dull

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis? No
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.


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