What size is your tank? 3 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Mini Marimo Moss Ball
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari bio-gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? 100% about once a week (was a little late this week, nitrates were at about 40ppm)
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? Prime conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Maybe a little pale, has a whitish/grayish poop out of her poop hole, belly a little bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lays on the bottom of the tank, usually in her pineapple house. Won't eat.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 2-3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No ... I've been fasting her, but she hasn't really been eating anyways.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just some fin tears here and there.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had her for at least six months.
This only started happening a few days ago, so I have no idea what is going on.
I was feeding her as usual, the bio gold pellets. I had switched to those about a month ago, and even though they were smaller that the others, she seemed to struggle with chewing them a bit more. She always ate though, so it was never a really big issue.
Lately, she's taken to attacking her food, and when she did a few days ago, she ate it, flipped out and then spit it out. I'm assuming that she choked on it.
She's only eaten once since. I think she may be afraid of her food.
Well, I figured she'd come around, but she's only gotten worse and worse for seemingly unknown reasons.
She'll just sit around on the bottom of the tank in the same position and won't move unless I rouse her. When I do, she almost immediately goes up for air or swims around the tank quickly.
Because of the fact that she hasn't pooped out whatever is hanging out of her, I thought she was constipated. But she's just acting so incredibly sick for no real reason! Breathing is weird too.
I don't understand what's happening and I'm so afraid I'll wake up to my baby dead on the bottom of the tank. Whenever I go to rouse her, I'm always afraid that when I move the water, she won't wake up :(
Please help me!