My fish is very sick. I have looked around all over the internet and talked to various pet stores in attempt to get some help, but I cant seem to get or find a straight answer.
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? I'm not sure
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Anti-parasite pellets - 3 and some blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? about once a day depending on my work schedule
How often do you perform a water change? Partial water change every two weeks, on the third change a full water change
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? about 50, 50, 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Not just when I do a water change but I have been adding some Maracyn-two power medicine to see if he gets better
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 gotten very fat and bloated as can be seen in the attached pictures
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
At first he was fine, but in the past two weeks he has been much slower, not as playful, hiding in his turtle or in plants at the bottom of his tank, and spending a lot of time near his heater.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
He first started to bloat at the end of November. I treated him but there was no change in his symptoms or behavior. I continues to research and try new things to no avail. In the past few weeks his right side began to form a boil or something on top of the bloating. It has slowly been getting worse. I looked and I can see the scale outline still above the bump. I have taken pictures that have been attached.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
He has had two antiparasite medicine, the current one being Jungle brand, and the Maracyn-two power. He has also been cut back on food (we has getting fed, and eating it all, about 10 times a week)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 9 months
Here are pictures of Megabyte. I really hope someone can help me. I'm really worries about his new symptoms and change in behavior. At first I was just resigned into the fact I had a very happy, yet fat fish after nothing helped him....