What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 72-75 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? no (we live in a warm place)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? topfin color enhancing betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 or 4 pellets once a day except saturdays
How often do you perform a water change? once every 2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? amquel plus
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/A
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? loss of color, skinny
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? sitting at the bottom of the tank, has spasms in an effort to get air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? *
Does your fish have any history of being ill? some bouts of minor fin rot but other than that, no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm guessing 3 years. I bought him 2 years ago but he was a fish that had been sitting at the local petco for a longgggg time before I scooped him up.
* I moved him to his original cup and put freshly dechlorinated water in. I tried dropping a pellet in and got no response. After that I defrosted bloodworms and tried feeding those to him with tweezers. Still no response other than another spasm for air.
I came back from a sleepover yesterday and fed him as usual when I went over to check on him today I found him in this state!! Please help me... I don't know what to do! He looks horrible...