I have had my Crowntail Betta Ikkaku for 13 months now and his behavior is starting to worry me. I am scared he is dying.
I noticed yesterday he didn't eat as he normally does. Usually no sooner than the pellets would hit the water, he would gulp them down. He wasn't really swimming around much either.
Then today when I go to feed him, I noticed that he was sitting on the bottom of his tank, sort of leaning to the side. Not a major lean just a small one.
I tried to feed him but he ignored the food from yesterday as well as today. When I put the net in, he barely moved and even allowed us to catch him without running away from the net as usual.
We put him back in the tank and again, he sunk to the bottom, becoming motionless again.
Also, his red in his fins are a deep red, usually they are a bright.
I keep the temperature of his tank between 78 and 80. That's how it has been for the past year I have had him and his brother. (We got them both on the same day and they are housed in seperate tanks)
He is fed 3 pellets a day.
His tank is purified the same way I do it every time.
His fins are also looking torn, more than they usually do.
The tank size is 1 gallon.
Also in the past year I have used the airator that came with the tank. It's really nothing more than a bubble stone that is put down in the tube.
We use betta fix whenever it is needed.
His brother is fully active, not showing any signs of sickness.
Is Ikkaku getting ready to die?