What size is your tank? It is a 10 gal tank but split in two for two betas so they each have 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? heater keeps tempeture above 72
Does your tank have a filter? No, need one, I water change as much as I can
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no? don't know what is
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? They are both alone, BTW they both eat the same thing and the other is fine
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? It looks like the brand is SPECTRUM. They are pellets "betta formula"
How often do you feed your betta fish? I feed them both about 3 a day, since this has been happening I haven't been feeding him in fear that it is the food that is doing that to him because I felt like that is what it was in the past. I feed the other beta the same food though and the same amount and he is fine.
How often do you perform a water change? about 2 times a week, I really need filter
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I'd' say I do about 20-40% water changes, usually on the lower side
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I just put water cleaner in, the brand is.... Splendid Betta complete water conditioner. I need to get new stuff though I got this for free and it is a small bottle. What would you recomend?
Water Parameters: What do you mean? Peremeter of the tank?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I have not, Is it necessary to get a kit? I want to but the ones I looked up were so expensive
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not that I have noticed, the one that has the problem I have had about 6 months longer than the other one and and the one I've had longer has always been lager, I thought the other one might catch up in size but it never happened
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Since he has been like this he kinda floats at the top, he was trying to not go sideways and I didn't feed him for a few days and he seemed fine so I started feeding him again and it looks like it is starting to happen again so I stopped feeding him again so he doesn't start floating sideways again
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When he started almost floating sideways and trying to correct constantly and staying at top of tank
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no, just by not feeding him
Does your fish have any history of being ill? just this happening when we first got him and I thought it would be because we fed him too much because we used too
How old is your fish (approximately)? about a year and a half? or maybe a year.