I am a complete newbie in the Betta world. My Betta fish Walter Jr has been living with us for about 2 weeks. For most of that time he has been in a 2 gallon tank, but yesterday we moved him into a new home (a 5 gallon Fluval Spec). Walter Sr died after just 24 hours, so we take EXTRA precaution with Walter Jr. We moved him to the 5 gallon tank because he seemed unhappy in the 2 gallon tank. Lately he has been uncharacteristically lethargic, and possibly a little bloated. He just sits behind his shrubs all the time. I am so worried about him and I don't want anything to happen to him. Please help!!
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes (but it's not currently in use because the current was too strong)
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? Wardley Betta Food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? we've only had him for 2 weeks, but in the 2 gallon bowl we had only preformed 1 water change
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
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?
^^I do not know how to do any of these things.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? slightly bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? we moved him into a bigger tank and I am starving him
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea