Hi. So I bought my male betta back in April. I had kept him in a small bowl up until almost two weeks ago. I decided to move him into a 1.25 gallon tank that I have had in my basement. Before I moved him over I cleaned the new tank to make it seem new and added some aquatic rocks. The tank has a simple air filter. He seemed as happy as could be up until 3 days ago when he just seems to float around in the water. As time went on he seemed to get sicker and sicker. Now he is helplessly floating on his side at the bottom of his tank. I noticed some what I thought to be fungi near his gills eariler today but it has seemed to disapeared. I have moved him out of his larger tank back into the container he came in from the pet store. I have been fasting him since last night. I tried the pea this afternoon and he rejected that. I beleive it is just Swim Bladder Disease but I am not entirely sure. If any of you could help me out it would be amazing!
What size is your tank? 1.25 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 74-80 F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes: Air filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Aqua Culture
Aquarium buble stone (Twin pack)
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? Aqua Culture
How often do you feed your betta fish? (Before fasting) 2x a day, 1-3 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 85%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? CaribSea
Ready-Water (Preconditioned water for Freshwater Aquaria)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? See above
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I have been using this water since April so i do not believe it is a problem. I am almost positive is is SBD, but I just wanted to ask you guys in case it is something more serious
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