I got home from work today and my beta, Abyss, did not become active when I when to my room as he normal does. I then noticed him just kinda floating there and he did not come up for food. I waited a bit and noticed him not actively swimming, just stagnant. I became quite worried, he seems to be having trouble getting air, a but of open mouth gasping, not exaggerated gaping, but always moving his lips(?)
I saw this answer thing in the sticky posts so Im going to fill it out:
What size is your tank?
5 gallon, Fluval chi
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
No, I dont thing so?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Top Fin Betta Bites and a treat of a Bloodworm (Omega One Freeze Dried) around once a month.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
5 Days a week, 2-3 pellets
How often do you perform a water change?
Not often, but was cleaned 3weeks ago.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Prime Freshwater & Saltwater
Have you tested your water?
If so, what are the following parameters?
His water has not been tested.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Not a whole lot, his gills seem to not be going in all the way, he might be just a little bit bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He is lethargic, didnt want to eat, is just floating not swimming, gulps every now and again, had trouble getting to th top of his tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I placed him in a clean cup of water, so he was closer to the air and no current pushing him around. He has eaten 2 pellets in the cup.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Any suggestions on what to to/what it is? Thanks ^^