What size is your tank? 10G
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nerite snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? tropical flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? tried daily
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water 50%change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins pinned back, How has your betta fish's behavior changed? very lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? water change, Epsom salt today
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? only had him 1 week
Bought him from a big pet store 7 days ago, I tried to feed him the morning after I put him in the tank (flake), he didn't take it, I have since tried three different types of food and he wont eat any of it. Now for three days his fins are pinned back and he seems to have to hide under things to stay at the bottom. he doesn't seem to be in control of his swim bladder... I am going to try Epsom salt and see if that helps, but if I cant get him to eat anything he will die, any advice on getting him to eat would be helpful, he may just be in shock going from a 2 cup container at the store to a 10g tank...