Please help me figure out what's wrong with my lil Sebastian :(
What size is your tank? .5 gallons ( I know this size tank is unsuitable for bettas, Sebastian was given to me as a gift with this tank and I'm currently saving up to buy a much larger tank and a heater)
What temperature is your tank? 77
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no (he is kept in a rather warm bathroom)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? wardley pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 pellet every day
How often do you perform a water change? 100% every other day with a 50% in between
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? i use a water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his belly is a grey/white color and it appears that he has a little white "nub" where poop comes out. It also looks like he is a little bloated and i believe that he might be constipated. Ive only seen him poop once ( it was a normal brown color) and since then i havent seen him poop or any evidence of poop :( Oh! and the white "nub" has been there since the first time ive seen him poop
He also has tiny pin hole in his fins :( is this fin rot? and his fins are clamped! They've been clamped since i got him :(
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?He is stuck floating on the top of the water! He tries and tries to swim down but he just ends up floated right back down. He is not swimming on his side and isnt tilted. When is breathes air from the top of the tank, a very large bubble comes out of his gills. This just started today :( its almost like he has a hole in his gills or something :(
When did you start noticing the symptoms?The swimming problem started this morning and the grey/white bellly has been there since a got him.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Im not sure, but i got him about a week ago. My aunt bought him at petco
Here is a link to a video I took. It shows Sebastian's floating problem :( I just realized that you can also see the huge bubble that comes out of his gills at the beginning of the video aswell.