We've had our betta for about a year, and he's been growing increasingly lethargic for the past month or so. I put the bowl on a heating pad set at medium, and tried "Betta Revive" which didn't seem to help.
What size is your tank?
approximately 1/2 gallons
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
recently put tank on heating pad set on "low"
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold, baby pellets and occasionally blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
3 to 4 pellets every other day
How often do you perform a water change?
100% every week
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?
start right solution
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?
Very lethargic, laying on his side most of the time, occasionally swims up to the surface for air then drops down on side. Cannot swim upright.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
about a month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Betta Revive, heated water, cleaned tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
we purchased him about a year ago
Thanks so much for your help!!