He was sick a little while ago, with what I figured was finrot, and so not too long ago I gave him a treatment of Aquarium Salt and Maracyn Two, and he seemed to get better. That was about two weeks ago. Now he's been laying at the bottom of his tank, not doing much, and this morning he wouldn't come up for food and barely reacted when I took him out to put in a smaller container (in case he needs help getting to the surface and to clean his tank).
I don't know what to do.
What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? about 79 degrees F
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Mix of Hikari Betta Bio-Gold, New Life Spectrum, and occasional dried brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? about 2 pellets every day, sometimes a bit more if he seems particularly hungry
How often do you perform a water change? The past month it's been about every other day, with a few day longer patches in between, due to his aforementioned sickness.
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? BettaSafe for tapwater, and because of the aforementioned sickness, a bit of Aquarium Salt and for five days about a week ago he had small doses of Maracyn Two
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
His tale has clear patches and he's had those for several weeks, which I attributed to finrot. He was pale, and the past two days got paler.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He's very lethargic. Lying at the bottom of his tank on his side, or placidly sitting on one of his big leaves. He's not coming up for food, not reacting to much anything besides looking around. I'm not sure if his breathing is labored or not.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
For about two days, but this morning was the first time he's stopped eating.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Besides the aforementioned finrot treatment, I only put in a bit of Aquarium Salt yesterday.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Besides the latest one, no. And even then his behavior was fine and he was still happily eating.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
2.5 years ish, maybe older.