What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees F
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? BettaMin flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily with one fasting day every week
How often do you perform a water change? Every 1-2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-80%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra Aquasafe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: Forgot to check this but I can if needed.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It hasn't changed a lot. He may be a little dull but nothing extreme.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He never comes out of his log unless he lays on the bottom of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He has been less active for the past few weeks but I kept seeing what looked like a bubble nest up at the top of his tank so I figured that he must be alright
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had dropsy about 6 months ago. His behavior is the same now as it was when he had it too but I have not noticed pine-coning.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Around 1.5 years old.
When I fed him last night he acted like he tried to catch a few flakes but when he was fed a little while ago he didn't take any interest in it. I have the medicine that I treated him with a few months ago that worked wonders for him (Kanaplex). I also have epsom salt on hand if that is needed.