What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
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? pellets, flakes, bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? every 4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? pale, fins clamped, reddish bulge coming from her stomach area which is NOT poop
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? listless, just hangs around the top of her tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? she started being less active a few weeks ago, but ate fine and came up to me for food, but in the last day or two has become pale and listless.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? got her 9 months ago from Petco, she was full grown, but I'm wondering if she could be a little older than I thought (past breeding age) because she is kept next door to a male betta and pays no attention at all to him. The girls at Petco had said she was there for a few months before I took her home.
Has anyone ever seen a reddish thing bulging out of their fish's stomach? Take a look at this picture, right above her ventral fins. Definitely not poop, and doesn't look like any pictures of eggs I've seen before. I put something between her tank and the male's tank just in case. She never even really noticed him anyway, I think she is past breeding age. It looks like her stomach is coming out or something. It has been two days since I took this picture and the bulge has gotten bigger and she has gotten more listless but will come up to me if i try to get her to. Didn't try feeding her today just in case but it doesn't look like a full stomach to me because whatever that is, is a different color than her outside color. It looks very different than a normal betta who ate too much. Something is hanging there. Thanks, anyone who can help :)
Note: white blur on her tail is water mark on the outside of the tank. Her fins are all fine they are just VERY clamped in these pictures.