Housing: shallow rubermade tub
What size is your tank? about 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? high 82 low 75.
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari betta bio gold and Blanched skinned peas
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets every other day lately I have been feeding him every 3rd day. He doesn't look that skinny
How often do you perform a water change? every other or 3rd day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75% to 95% of water. I suck out the wast every day if there is any
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I let my water sit for 24 hrs in a bucket with lg sponge filter also use IAL in tank. Use the same water for all of my bettas with no problems
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? not going to dive my self crazy with water tests
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Thick bump at tale base
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he floats
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about 3 months ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? fast him for 3 days feed peas twice a day for 3 days fast for 3 more days then feed him a few hikari pellets once a day every other day for the last month
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Has been floating for 3 months prior to getting sick. I would over feed him as much as he could eat. One of my first fish. I did not know better.
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe 1.5
His poop looks normal. Not seeing any signs of parasites. His color is normal. He has lumps around his swim bladder one big one at the base of his tail.
Thinking about draining the swim bladder with a needle but have not seen any good documentation about doing this. I have herd of a case of a fish that was floating like mine for 2 months but it went away. My fish has been floating for for 3 months
Mahalo for your advice!