Hello! A few months ago, our betta started laying on the bottom of the tank more and more. Tonight, he really is struggling. He's laying on his side and can hardly make it up to the top. -- I lowered his water to about a 1/4 tank so that he could swim to the top and breathe. Is it just his age? Anything I can do?
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees fahrenheit
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
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? store-bought pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1x day
How often do you perform a water change? I replace 1 gallon/day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tap water purifier
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lays on bottom of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 months ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? ~2 years