What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Farenheit
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? He lives by himself
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta Plus Pellets and Frozen Blood Worms or Frozen Brine Shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? Two pellets twice per day (occasionally feed him a blood worm or brine shrimp for a third meal)
How often do you perform a water change? Used to do a change twice a week, now have been only doing it once a week lately
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? used to do 50% and then 100% for each week, lately only been doing 100% once a week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime Water Conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His coating looks different, as if it looked dry or something? His color is more dull
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is very inactive. He began swimming around real slowly, floating still for a long time, now he floats at the bottom of his tank all the time
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday or the day before yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Only a 100% water change, nothing else yet so far. I took away his ornaments and plants......
Does your fish have any history of being ill? After I first purchased him from the pet store, he sometimes spit out his pellet food and then ate them, then he became a very good eater (except he spit out flakes sometimes so don't feed him those anymore) until now obviously
How old is your fish (approximately)? I purchased him from the pet store around 3 months ago
I've been taking very good care of him for a while until a little bit after I began started taking 5 college classes for summer school. I used to feed him 2 pellets twice a day and then one bloodworm OR brine shrimp and changed his water twice a week. One 100% and one 50 %. Lately with more compressed time for classes during summer school and final exams happening right now, I haven't been taking care of him very well at all. I began changing his water 100% only once a week and usually feed him two pellets twice a day. That is it. :/ Now he's acting like he is very sick. I'm thinking it was poor water quality (obviously) and underfeeding him...... Next time, I will do something like get a bigger tank where I do not have to change his water twice a week, because with school right now I do not have the time unfortunately. Another option I thought of was to give him away to someone who was preferably experienced or responsible fish keeper who would be willing and have the time to nurse him back to health. SOmeone who would be able to take good care of my little guy.
Any ideas on what to do? I just changed his tank water but there is no improvement. :( What can I do for Fantasia? Thank you very much!
I included a cell phone picture of him sitting at the bottom of his tank......