I came home from work to find my betta laying on his side on the bottom of the tank! He was fine yesterday, swimming around his tank and being his usual active self. It looks a little bloated but not very much.
What size is your tank? 6 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78F
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? One nerite snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets, Brine Shrimp and Blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once 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? 10%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
My good test kit is at work but I used the quick dip sticks to get these results
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes, isn't swimming. Only come up for air very very rarely. Just lays on the bottom without moving.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Only had him about a month, he looks pretty young.
Here is some pictures of him. I don't see any signs of illness other then him not moving.
Here are some pictures of him. One if of him laying totally on his side on the bottom of the tank :(