Please help! My betta was fine just yesterday, but today, he sits at the bottom of the tank and doesn't move. His fins are clamped and he refuses to eat and breathes very rapidly. I think his color is even duller. I have no idea what's going on. Please help!
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 26 degress Celsius
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? Nutrafin Basix Betta food and betta bio-gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Vitachem
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0.25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 5 ppm
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? He has had fin rot before
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably around 1.5 years