What size is your tank? 10G divided
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? 2 sponge filters
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? sponge filter
Is your tank heated?yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
another betta, 1 nerite, 1 japanese trapdoor snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish
How often do you feed your betta fish?
1X a day
How often do you perform a water change?
1X a week
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?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He is a yellow CT and his fins kinda have developed some red to it and have gotten shorter..maybe a little clamped? I dont know if the red is a normal thing. or not.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
rests on his tail tips. He will swim and then just float down untill his points touch the bottom. SOmetimes he is situated where his tail fin is laying on the floor but his body is angled up. He also has more rapid then normal gill movement anda he has had that off and on over the past 2 months. Melthelen blue seems to be the cure for whatever it is but I dont like giving "dips" or "baths".
I cant figure out if its just OLD AGE or there is something wrong with him. I think there is something wrong with him but no idea what
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
2 months or so ago he started acting off
Have you started treating your fish?
If so, how? tried general cure and anti parasite fish food - he was bloated pretty badly and I am not sure if he has internal parasites or just badly constipated. His poo was kinda white and stringy but not all of it. Now his poop is normal and his tummy isnt swollen anymore but he still acts like he has SBD. He will just float up till he hits something or reahes the surface or he will float downwards.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Had columnaris when I got him
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I got him from walmart about March of last year so have had him about 1.5 years...he was still young so he should be about 2??
Currently he is in a breeder net that is in a 3ish gallon tank with 1 teaspoon of epsom incase he has internal parasites/sbd