What size is your tank? 5.5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80F
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? One pellet twice a day to try to keep bloating from coming back and fasting once a week if it doesn't.
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? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime and Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Sometimes a bit bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Trouble swimming and getting air.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 months ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? First with fasting, then with epsom salt, then with API General Cure, then with Tetracycline over the past two months with plenty of time in between different treatments. Did better with the Tetracylcline but is now back to having issues.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Ick when I first got him, but otherwise just this.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Um... Estimate 6 months to a year. Had him for a few months and he was full grown when I got him.
I am at my wits end with this SBD. He's back in a big net to keep him from struggling so hard to get air. Nothing seemed to help until the Tetracycline but even that didn't have him back to normal, maybe at 80% better. I put him back in his normal tank on Tuesday and he's been the same until I came home Saturday night from work and he was struggling to get air again so he's back in the net.
Is there anything else I could try or try the Tetracycline again?