Good afternoon! I am new to the posting side of the forum. I am on here almost everyday reading, though.
I think my Floyd might be ill. I've been doing all I can for him, but nothing seems to help. His abdomen is quite swollen and it doesn't seem to be resolving. He is showing no signs of pine-coning and still has a lot of energy and is always begging for food. He doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all. But, I am worried.
What size is your tank? - 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? - 82f
Does your tank have a filter? - A Marina S10 and a sponge filter.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - Sponge filter
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? - Flake and occasionally freeze dried daphnia. He will not eat anything else.
How often do you feed your betta fish? - A small amount in the AM and a small amount in the PM.
How often do you perform a water change? - Twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? - 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I am just home on lunch and had to do a few quickly. And these numbers are accurate to previous tests recently.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - Swollen abdomen. Coloring is still the same.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - None. He is still feisty and fun.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - 2 weeks ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - Yes. I was reading that it might be an internal parasite so I tried PraziPro and ParaGuard but nothing changed. I then tried FungusGuard two nights ago in case it was Dropsy and still no change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? - Nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)? - I've had him about 6 months.
I will attach a few pictures of his belly. My poor Pink Floyd.
Any hints or advice?