I was really, really hoping I'd never have to come to this section of the forum, but sadly at some time or another we all have to. Long story short, I rescued my first ever HM from his cup at Petsmart that got overlooked. I thought he was dead, and when I seen he was alive, he seemed to look at me, full of despair. I promised him a home, and he got it. Along with a CT for my gf. (whose fine) Anyways, got him home, into the new tank/warm water, and I see his mouth is slightly deformed. he has no interest in food. he looks at it, and seems to shrug it off. I've got him to eat a bloodworm, and crushed up some pellets, and he took a small bite. is he gonna be ok? and here's the form..to help you guys, help Hope.
What size is your tank? 10g divided.
What temperature is your tank? 78-working up to 80
Does your tank have a filter? yes, with baffle. only run occasionally, a few hours a day.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yea...has a heater.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? on his own now
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? he won't eat.
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? my 10g, 50% once every week or so
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% once a week, 100% the next week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Just betta conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? well, he's new and shiny. weird mouth..
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? n/a
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when I saved him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water change, heated, cycled water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? idk
How old is your fish (approximately)? seems young.