This morning when I got up and went to feed my fish, Buddy Blue didn't come to the opening in the tank. He was still sleeping in his plant. When I tried to coax him over, he went to the bottom and sat there. Later when I tried again, he actually went into his log and HID from me! His color looks good, but it seems he is having trouble breathing. I don't know what to do.
What size is your tank? 5G
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? YES
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? NO
Is your tank heated? Not yet
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? NONE
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a a day. 2-3 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 90-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None that I can see
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not eating, heavy breathing
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He was in rough shape when I got him. He has one damaged gill flap, that was that way when I got him.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea, but he is big..like 2.5 inches.