What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Approximately 72 degrees, unstable (No heater)
Does your tank have a filter?
No, but I am looking to get one soon.
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?
None. It is a solitary fish tank.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Tetra Betta 'Mine Pellets'
How often do you feed your betta fish?
About once a day, 3-4 pellets. If I accidentally over feed him , then I regularly do not feed him the next day.
How often do you perform a water change?
Once a week, as advised on my fish tank box it came in.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
All of the water.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Only de-chlorination liquid.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have not.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He is bloated on his stomach and has a slightly discolored head. It is loosing its color. He is also floating on his side at the top of his tank.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Well, yes, he is floating sideways... he also seems more agitated and stressed. He keeps swimming around his tank really fast.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
This afternoon after I went to school.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Well, I have not really, except not feeding him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
I do not know of the background of my fish. I got him from Petco.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I assume he is young, but not a baby. He looks fully grown, as he has large fins.