What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 82
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? no
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? new life spectrum pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? about 6 pellets a day since they are small
How often do you perform a water change? 2X 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? Either Prime or stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very clamped, looking skinny, lethargic
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he has been clamped since I got him several months ago
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Pretty much since I had him but he has recently gotten worse - before he acted normal but was always clamped
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I haven't
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not with any illness I can identify
How old is your fish (approximately)?No idea..got him from walmart maybe 5-6 months ago
I can not, for the life of me figure out what this guys issue is. He is always clamped. He kinda is acting like a fish that has been in nasty unchanged water for the last 5 months but i KNOW that is not the case. I tried him in everything from a 1 gallon to a 10 gallon and nothing has changed. In the past week or so he has gotten worse. he was never really active but I spent like 10 minutes trying to find him in a 3G kritter keeper and he was on the bottom of the tank the whole time.
He does still eat and the poop looks normal but he seems to be getting skinny.
I don't know if I should treat him for internal parasites or maybe an internal bacterial infection or what.
He is supposed to look like this but his tail fin is so clamped right now- its maybe as thick as a line made by a sharpie. And he has lost weight since this pic