What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 75 F
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. Lots of live plants.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Bio-gold, frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2X daily
How often do you perform a water change? Every 2-3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner, Waste Control
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Will have these updated shortly. Last test:
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Eyes are sticking out more than normal. Slight colour fade.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Was normal, now not moving much.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? QT, reduced water level, epsom salt 1/4 tsp per qt. Being supported in a net to facilitate breathing and reduce need to swim
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Recently recovered from a mild bacterial infection
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown
Was fine when we went to bed at 2:30 AM: swimming, happy, flaring at the camera and flirting with the girls in nearby quarantine bubbles and working on a nest. Got up to go to school about 7 hours later to find him racing around his jar on his side right before he absolutely crashed. Doesn't move much, occasionally raises his head to take a breath. Supported by a net so that he doesn't have to swim much.