1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
Noticed 2 days ago his lips looked abnormally large, then it was clear he was being very lethargic. Normally very active but now just stays near the surface barely moving all day. Looking closer there is a white strip on behind upper lip that can be seen in picture from above. Did larger water change, and cleaned decor. Thought it could be a result of over feeding which I now realize I was doing so I have been fasting him since Thursday afternoon, and added about 1.25 tbsps of aquarium salt.
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
: 180(could be higher, this is the maximum reading on my test strip)
Temp: 82 Fahrenheit
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
5 gallon, a little over a month
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
Top Fin Silentstream 10 Power Filter with cartridge
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
Just the beta, I did however attempt to add some neon tetras but they died very quickly, this was 1 week ago
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
Water change 25% weekly, haven’t vacuumed gravel as there are live plants with root tabs.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
Had him about a month, floated his bag for 15m, then added a little bit of tank water and waited 15m more, did this 2 more times then added him to tank
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
Tried adding neon tetras, and a new decor this was a few days before he started being sick
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
Aqueon betta food mainly. Recently started some omega one freshwater flakes as well about a week ago