What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes, eclipse bio wheel
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, just plants
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes, does not like pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, 8 to 10 hours between
How often do you perform a water change? I do 25% changes every few days to a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None, the water added is still water been sitting for a week.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not tested water, have no test. Pet store closed until tomorrow.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He does look a little bloated, in the area behind his head, where his thin fins are.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It has no strength to swim more than an inch below water level. Seems to give up and "crests" the top of the water like a shark or dolphin. Has apparent trouble breathing, but not too badly.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? An hour ago. They were not present 3-4 hours ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No because I don't know what's wrong with it!
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got it from reputable pet store 6 months ago.