Hey all, I have a very lethargic sick betta on my hands, and am wondering if I could get advice as to how to treat him? His appearance is healthy, he is just very tired, and won't eat. I am worried that he has some form of poisoning, so I have increased the amount of water changes he gets, but that is all I really know to do. If I could get some help, that would really be great, especially because I love him to bits (would the salt treatment help?)
Thanks heaps! B.
What size is your tank? About 5 Litres
What temperature is your tank? 24 Degrees Celsius
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? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice Daily
How often do you perform a water change? Every Second Day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner (stress coat and stress zyme)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is tired, keeps trying to run to the surface for air. Won't eat
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last Week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I increased his water changes
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure. I have had him for about five months, he was very young when I first bought him.