Hey everyone! So we have had a baby betta for about 8 months now, give or take...I will fill out the sticky before I do anything else...
What size is your tank? Almost 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? Probably around 76-78...I currently don't have a thermometer in there.
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Not currently
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Just crushed up pellets...I tried getting her to eat live (well, frozen) food so many times...giving her small pieces. She would never eat it.
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? At least once a week
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? Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: Don't know
Alkalinity: Don't know
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Well she has always been VERY tiny...I think that her growth was stunted when we got her from her poor treatment in Petco before we got her. She BARELY grew, although she picked up a bit of color. She has never been more than about a centimeter long. And her head has always looked too big for her body, no matter what I did.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She is laying at the bottom. Not eating. Not moving unless her tank is moved.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Either last night or the night before...I think it was last night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Everything about her is above
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have NO idea. Pretty young I'd think.
So is it possible that she was unhealthy in the first place and just slowly declined in the time that we have had her? Is there ANYTHING I can do? (besides putting her down...unfortunately I just can't do it
Thank you all for any help. Let me know if I am missing anything in my information.