What size is your tank? 8-10 gallons, but he's currently in a 2 gallon hospital tank.
What temperature is your tank? 82-84F
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? No
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Spectrum betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Five pellets once a day, fast once a week.
How often do you perform a water change? 2x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaSafe Water Conditioner, API Stress Coat+, Atison's Betta Spa.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Paler, shorter fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Extremely lethargic. No longer eating. No longer swimming.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Three days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, he is in a 2 gallon hospital tank with aquarium salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just minor fin rot, but nothing ever this serious.
How old is your fish (approximately)? He could have been 1 or 2 years old when I bought him three months ago.
Him being acclimated into his hospital tank.
This is how he lays most of the time- vertical.
In his hospital tank, just laying vertically. I lowered the water so he didn't have to swim so much to get air.
A close up at his fin rot.
And every time he does swim from the bottom, he suddenly stops and drops down slow vertically. I will post a video of it when it finishes uploading!
Please help, he's been a bit lethargic this week but then all of this just happened out of nowhere today!