What size is your tank? 3.5
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? N/A
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, but has hardly eaten since I got him
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Neutral Regulator, and freshwater aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: a but above normal, but not extreme.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes since yesterday, very slow movements, no flaring from reflection, resting ALOT
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? ???Had him for less than a week
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 days from purchase.
My betta was doing excellent from when I bought him this last monday, until today. All of a sudden his behavior has changed. He does not react at all to his reflection, and seems to be dying very rapidly. He has hardly eaten since I got him. He has take just a few nibbles from a pellet. Right now he is just floating vertically at the top of the tank, or is resting on plants or on the tank floor. I have removed uneaten food from the tank. I am at wits end. I've tried for 4 months now trying to keep fish, all seem to end in failure. I have actually had the most trouble with betta so far. I am about to pack it in to be honest I am tired of constant disappointment regardless of the practices or chemical I have tried.