You may know that I recently took in a delta tail betta with popeye from Petco. I've been treating him using epsom salts, and he was taking it well for the first few days. Yesterday, he started hanging out in the corner a bit, and had less energy. Today he's really lethargic, and won't eat any food tha I give him.
I'm really worried, because this is exactly how my other sick Petco boy (Tesla) that I had a while back acted before he died.
Could it possibly be the early symptoms of dropsy? He has popeye (which I'm treating), but his belly is naturally gray so I can't tell if he has the other early dropsy symptom. His scales are not raised.
What size is your tank? 2 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 82ºF
Does your tank have a filter? No.
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? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day at three pellets.
How often do you perform a water change? For his popeye treatment I have been changing it every other day.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? For his treatment, 100%.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? SeaChem Prime and API Stress Coat+
Have you tested your water? No.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It hasn't really. Though when I got him, his eyes were swollen and cloudy.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He hangs out at the top of the tank in one spot, and is really lethargic. He will not eat, and won't really move unless I stick my finger in the water near him.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've been doing 1 tsp. of epsom salt for his popeye, but nothing other than that.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? As far as I know, no. But he has had popeye since I got him.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Sorry, no idea. He's fully grown though.
Here's a video of him from yesterday, he has become more lethargic since then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4UGnPLM1A
I can take another video if necessary.
Thanks for your help,