Originally Posted by sainthogan
A picture will be helpful. Also, fill out the sticky at the top of this forum about your tank set up. If he doesn't seem to have trouble swimming, eating or breathing, you probably don't have to worry about something being stuck, but a picture will definitely help.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 75
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? Omega One pellets and blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, 4-6 pellets
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?multipurpose water conditioner and sometimes Aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has popeye and his mouth is sticking open. Everything else is fine.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?seems to rest a lot.But still swims around alot
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, with maracyn 2
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no. He was healthy from day one
How old is your fish (approximately)? only a few months.
PS i am watching him right now and he is resting on a plant that is closest to the surface. Like he needs the help to get air? He is resting very close to the surface of the water. I'm getting worried he might be having trouble breathing!