What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? walmart betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? 2x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1 50% and 1 100%
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? All his params are in safe levels. I check them once a week.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? More lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few weeks ago
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)? I have had him 2 years, but would guess he could easily be 3 years.
So just a bit of backround i got him two years ago and he was already fairly large. I believe based on his size he is a king. He is almost 3 inches. He has been fine in his 2.5 for all this time while me and my sister (its her fish) decide on the size of tank. its only been recently I have decided he really needs an upgrade. Going to buy him a 5g today. But anyways he is lethargic, hangs out by the heater. And when I feed him he can't seem to swallow his food like he used to. I was feeding him some better food but he stopped eating it, so I switched back to these cheap walmart pellets and he tries to eat, but just spits it out. I tried breaking it down but it doesn't work. He eats bloodworms fine though.
He used to be fairly active, and eat great. We recently moved and I wondered if that wasn't the problem, but I don't know. I also wonder if it isn't just age. I just get the feeling he isn't going to be around much longer. But I am also hoping a change in tanks will perk him up. Any ideas?