The betta that I've loved for this entire year has suddenly deteriorated within the past 24 hours. He was okay this morning - ate his two pellets for breakfast and swam fine. But seeing him tonight was nothing normal. I can't even get good pictures which is upsetting because I know it'd help
What size is your tank? 10gal
What temperature is your tank? 76
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? 2 ADFS and some MTS because he lives in a NPT.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega one pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets every morning and every night
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Start right something
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins have rotted very fast. He looked normal yesterday. some gray pieces I've noticed at the ends. He's breathing hard. his head is faced down, fins upward.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? very lethargic...won't eat. won't go after blood worms. nothing.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today when i got home
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Put him in a 1 gallon bowl with new water and a heater. he just sinks to the bottom...
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no...
How old is your fish (approximately)? a year.
i don't know what to do and I'm already crying because he can't even swim up for air. I keep helping him and it's hard watching him like this because he's the whole reason I've come to love fish keeping and everything. He's been my friend to talk to when no one else was. I don't know what caused this. I've been doing water changes a lot because i started a NPT a week ago. He's looked very happy but today has been completely different...the adfs are acting normal...