What size is your tank? 3.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? Stays between 82-78.
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? Nutrafin Max Flakes. I tried to feed him the Tetra Betta Pellets but it seems like he can't swallow them for some reason. I feed him once daily and just a small sprinkle of one or two flakes crunched up.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
I feed him once daily and just a small sprinkle of one or two flakes crunched up.
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 50% and one 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and a small pinch of AQ salt.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He looks bloated, fins look rugged and shreddy.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He seemed to be swimming fine when I first got him. He flared alot at his new surroundings for the first day or two...but he's stopped flaring and it seems like he's gotten used to things, but that might just be because he's sick? I'm not sure.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week after I got him. I've had him for almost 2 weeks.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I added a little bit of stresscoat to the water, otherwise I haven't done anything.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I'm not sure?
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him from Walmart 2 weeks ago. I know Walmart is a horrible place to get fish, but I wanted to try to save one since they have like a million sitting in cups. :(
Is his spine straight or does it have an "s" shape? I'm not too sure. It looks like he has a humpback to me.
Is his poo (if you've seen it) stringy and clear? I haven't seen any. I'm worried he may be constipated so I did fast him for a day or two, but still haven't seen him poop. That may also be a problem.
Are his scales raised, like a pinecone? No...his scales look fine to me.
The only decorations I have in the tank are one small Pirate skull and a Pirate Skeleton man. I know I need to get him a plant or a cave to hide in, I just haven't found any good ones around here that look like they won't snag his fins.