I'm new to this forum but my betta fish has been laying at the bottom of the tank for the past week. We had a power outage for 20 hrs and the tank got way cold and my betta is only getting worse. doesn't eat doesnt swim and when he does its sideways and goes back down sinking. His color is pale (used to be dark blue) breathing with wide open mouth...I feel like ending his life properly to end his suffering, I read about the epsom salt treatment and barely started it yesterday.
What size is your tank? 1 gal tank (barely switched him from a 7 gal tank)
What temperature is your tank? 82
Does your tank have a filter? not in the lil one...he did have one in the old tank.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? just open at top
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? he was living with a female beta since we got him but is now alone in the lil tank
What type of food
do you feed your betta fish? pellets and occasional dried worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?every other day after reading that on a post....I used to feed him daily
How often do you perform a water change? weekly 50%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? turning pale losing color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? stuck at bottom of tank on his side not eating
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1 week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes i changed 50 % of the water on his old tank and bettafix
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes in the past the water had high ammonia levels then i started chaning it weekly
How old is your fish (approximately)? almost 2 years in Sept