Originally Posted by sainthogan
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What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
no parameters/ I have never tested the water.
I have a filter, heater, around 75 degrees, no air stone-he didn't like the bubbles, and it's 5 gallons. no mates
used o feed him twice a day but he stopped eating, i fed him Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets...it's the only thing he'd eat-he's very picky.
used to do a 100% every 3 weeks, i just found out that was wrong and now I was going to start doing the right amount/types of cleans. I just recently cleaned his tank last sunday and it was a 100% one. Additives i put in conditioner.
appearance change- yes color loss and now his fins are starting to get holes, his back arched, his stomach puffed, he can't really swim and floats around everywhere. I read up on it thinking it was swim bladder disease and that it would go away and I was going to get some epsom salt but I'm only 16 and just had midterms and both my parents work and I was never able to go out this week and I'm freaking out I think he's going to die any second. It started last week/weekend I didn't know what was wrong so I just cleaned his tank thinking it was the water, and this week all these symptoms started happening except the color loss happened before the clean and i though it was just from stress. All these symptoms just started this week and have gotten worse and I thought, from what i read that it was constipation and that not feeding him for 3 days and then giving him part of frozen pea would help but then he wasn't eating and I never got the epsom salt (mentioned before). So i really have no clue what to do...
he's never been ill and I don't even think he's one year old yet...