I inherited this betta from a co-worker because he needs help and I still can't figure out how to help. First, here are the facts:
What size is your tank? 1 gal
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? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? ??
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? just started him on freeze dried bloodworms but he didn't eat any
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, but he hasn't eaten in days
How often do you perform a water change? did complete water change yesterday
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? aquarium salt, amquel, novaqua
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? loss of vibrant color, head seems grey/green in color, clamped fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lays on the bottom of the tank, doesn't swim around, heavy/labored breathing, no eating
When did you start noticing the symptoms? several, several weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I started yesterday to treat for depression. I did an entire water change and treated with the above items. I placed a mirror behind the tank and changed the food. I also planted some bulbs. This was all done YESTERDAY
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year
I can't tell if he's depressed for has velvet (I keep forgetting to get a flashlight) inflammed gills or some sort of bacteria. Also, I have no idea how soon I can anticipate a change. I refuse to give up on this guy!