Originally Posted by brittanythib94
So I've had this Betta for a while. I purchased him from walmart. He a red crown tail, I believe. For a while he has been acting strangely. He doesn't swim much, he just lays on the bottom of his tank. If he does swim it isn't very strong. He just kind of floats. His colours are fading and his appetite has died down. I keep him in a 1 gallon betta tank and I feed him BettaMin. I even switched his water to spring water from a gallon to help him. Can someone please help me? I have had 2 other betas die in the past. They acted strangely like he is, but their colours didn't fade and they died a lot sooner. I don't want to lose this fish!
If you could fill out the following form, it would help provide necessary information that could help us figure out whats wrong with your little guy.
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?