I've been searching around but haven't found any satisfactory posts on how to treat my betta so I am posting this now. Starting 2 months ago my betta hasn't been very healthy. He was in a tiny bowl for 2 months and then I moved him to a 1.5 gallon tank 2 months ago because he looked sick. At first he was doing great. Then his fins clamped again. And in the past month and a half or so, he has had clamped fins and tail and had Popeye about 2 weeks ago. His Popeye went away with water changes but now he has it again. This time in his other eye. Right after Popeye went away about 2 weeks ago, I tried bettafix to try to fix his clamped fins but didn't work. Also, his gills are looking like a bloody red unlike his red body. Another thing is that he started only eating one pellet a day a week ago and now barely eats, like 1 pellet every 2 days. Please help!
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Not sure, but my house is around 75 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? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? N/A
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets I got at petco
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day used to eat around 3 daily now barely eats
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 3-4 days
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? A little bit of api stress coat, ap aquarium salt, and aqueon betta conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins, Popeye, red and irritated looking gills
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Doesn't swim around, doesn't eat
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few days ago. The Popeye was today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? A water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He just had Popeye 2 weeks ago! :(
How old is your fish (approximately)?