What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? top fin betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1x per day, 3-5 pellets, 1 fast day per week
How often do you perform a water change? every other week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Slightly bloated gut
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lays on the bottom, can't swim well
When did you start noticing the symptoms? last night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? In a small container with aquarium salt, temperature at 84
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6 months
It almost looks like he forgot how to swim. The container he is in is very shallow, and he swims in erratic circles to breathe. His gills were gasping when he was in the aquarium, but now they are puffed open in the container. I don't know how long he'll survive, but he looks pretty bad.
I moved 3 weeks ago and he transitioned fine with no issues until yesterday. His tank-mates didn't survive the move, but they never had a problem before that. My previous betta had a similar sudden illness, but he died in less than 24 hours. I don't know if this is a bloat issue or what, but any help is appreciated. Tank is planted, btw.