Hi all, I truly wish I was joining this site under better circumstances ! :( my beloved fish Philip, aka the governer is very ill and I am super stressed and upset about it. Seeing him suffer is killing me :((( please if anyone can help , offer advice..or give me some ideas of what is wrong with him and how to help him I would greatly appreciate it. This poor fish lived for 2 years in someone's one gallon bowl at approx 65 degrees , with no plants or caves or anything ... To see him end this way would be awful because he had so much life when I took him home 3 months ago
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank?75
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 large apple snails and lots of nuisance snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega betta flakes , or omega pellets when he will eat them
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change whenou perform a water change? 50
What type itives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? No
If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: Nitrite: Nitrate: pH: Hardness: Alkalinity:
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Some silver on his head now, gills seem enlarged, scales seem to be slightly raised
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? For the last two days he lays on the bottom of the tank :( sometimes coming up and swimming frantically before sinking back down. Won't eat, appears to be constantly gasping
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? No
If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2