What size is your tank? Typical size fish bowl
What temperature is your tank? Room temp
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Does gravel on the bottom count?
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None, just a fake turtle
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day as we read to not over feed it.
How often do you perform a water change? 1x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Not sure, my husband does it, but I'm pretty sure he puts something in it because it's tap water.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? NO
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Listless, not moving
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today after terrible accident
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, not sure what to do, if anything
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None
How old is your fish (approximately)? Had it about 5 mos, got from pet store, so unsure.
Our male betta sits in a typical fish bowl on our counter. We've had him about 5 months. He's always been very happy (he seems), he's always eaten good, very active, swims up to the glass when we are there...we talk to him, everything. Always good after water changes, nothing out of the ordinary.
Tonight at dinner, I was serving my son more dinner out of the pot, as I turned around to put it back on the counter behind me, I hit the fish bowl with the pot, I'd say pretty good. He swam around the bowl super fast like 7 times and then stopped and then sunk to the bottom. He sort of "floated" to the top now, listing to one side. We have not touched the bowl since then, I moved it more towards the center of the counter and I did that and his little gill fin (sorry, don't know the name) fluttered, but after that nothing, then about 20 mins ago it was fluttering on it's own. I am afraid that I harmed our little buddy so badly, so unintentionally. What have I done? Is there any hope? This happened about 3 hours ago.
The water temp is room temp, now I read he should probably be in a bigger bowl, but he's been totally fine until this happened.
Thanks for your help.