What size is your tank? 1 gallon (moving to a 5 gallon to be shared once everyone is better)
What temperature is your tank? 75-78 degrees.
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? Himself
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bloodworms, just recently daphnia for a mild bloat. Also betta pellets on occasion.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day or so.
How often do you perform a water change? Every other day as of late.
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? de-chlorinator.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not really.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not really :/
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Right now.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, not sure what to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Well he's a tail biter. Some mild bloat occasionally. Maybe velvet or ick. Been treating him with Coppersafe the last 4 days or so. Not really able to tell if he has either velvet or ick but one of my others does.
How old is your fish (approximately)? less than a year?
So he swims around the top of the tank. He seems unable to swim lower than the surface no matter how hard he tries. He slowly floats to where he is sideways. like he is fully laying on the top of the water. I am very concerned about him and don't want him to die :/
(Also another of my fish is acting weird. He does have velvet and I've been treating him (under same conditions and meds as the original fish). He has been hiding in his cave all the time for the last couple days. Before he ALWAYS greeted me and swam around begging for food. Could something be wrong?)