What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 82
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? Flakes, Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x per day
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 percent after 3 days, then 100 percent every week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat and Amquel Plus. (I think thats the name of it)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's lost some of his color, his fins are ragged and clamped, he just looks sick.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He used to swim around all the time, get happy when i'd come to his tank, devour his food. Now he just lies at the bottom of his tank, usually kind of resting on his side against his skull decoration or lays on the rocks. He spazzes out somethings and bumps into things like he can't see. It's really sad to watch. He just lays at the bottom and breaths really hard.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've done about 4 days of Marcyn 2 and yesterday I put about 2 tbs of Epsom Salts into freshly changed water. I haven't seen any improvements.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had fin rot a couple months ago. That got better and his fins grew back, but it just seems like he hasn't looked the same vibrant color since then.
How old is your fish (approximately)? It's been about 10 months since I got him from a Petco.
I also want to add that I haven't seen him poop since last week sometime. I don't know how often Bettas go, but I can't imagine it being good for him not to go for a week. I've changed feeding him to only once a day, but he hasn't seemed that interested in food. I didn't feed him at all yesterday and just gave a small sprinkle of flakes today. He did eat that. I'm really worried about him. I'll post some pictures as soon as I can get my camera working. Any help would be greatly appreciated!