For the past few days he has been really lethargic and just kind of laying on the bottom of the tank. He was swimming up to eat when I would feed him though, until today. He was completely uninterested in food. He looks normal, no spots or anything. Any idea what might be wrong or how to fix it? :(
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 82
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? TetraMin tropical crisps
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 crisps, twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Full
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Amquel water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 5-10 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Very lethargic, lays on bottom of tank, no interest in food, breathing looks labored
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2/3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Been adding 1/2 tablespoon of aquarium salt daily, hasn't really made a difference.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 10/11 months, but I'm not sure how old he was when I got him.