What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? I dont have a therm.
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetrabetta
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day ( doesnt eat)
How often do you perform a water change? Just got him
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
I saw this fish at Walmart and being the person I am I felt if I didn't buy him, he would die. He seemed semi normal in his little cup that wasn't very full of water and would swim around when the cup was moved. Otherwise he wasn't very active. I assumed it was just because he wasn't being cared for and he needed a better environment. My previous bettas I've had great success with and so I decided to go about his care the same way. I've always kept my fish in spring water (I'm reading on these forums that's not appropriate) so I acclimated the water from his small cup to the tank water. To acclimate it I simple placed his cup in the tank and let it float for a day before moving him. When he was finally released into the tank, he swam to the bottom and "laid down" then his upper body would float upwards until he was completly vertical and thats how he would stay. After about a hour or so he began exploring his environment. I suspected this was all just stress to him so I let him go. The next day I noticed his water was cloudy already. But to try and prevent him from getting stressed further I haven't changed his water. He is refusing his pellets and not eating. He now sits up top and doesn't move unless the water is jostled. He seems to want to swim down but its like he is swimming against a current before he gives up and floats to the top again. His color has been dull since the day I bought him which was one of the reasons I bought him. I don't really know how to medicate a fish and how to help him through this. And further is there any point when they refuse to eat.