What size is your tank? 4 gallon bowl
What temperature is your tank? no higher than 80F
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?none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?3 betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? Water conditoner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? only the ammonia
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? When he got sick, just the red dots.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Really sluggish
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?Yes, changed his water a few times and moved him to a bigger bowl;
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea
I've had my crowntail betta for about 2 months now.
About a week ago I missed his bowl cleaning by two days.
I've since learned that keeping him in a bowl is a deathtrap.
He became really sluggish and had red dots along his fins and body.
I cleaned out his bowl and put him in something smaller.
He got worse.
I've changed his water at least 4 times since then and the spots are disappering.
I'm getting him a 4 gallon tank on friday with a heater and filter.
My only problem is he keeps laying on his side at the top of his bowl for long periods of time. If I lightly tap the glass he moves.
Does this mean he's dying?