What size is your tank? 4 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
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? pellets or freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day 1 pellet in the morning and 1 or 2 bloodworms in the evening with the 7th day as no food
How often do you perform a water change? 2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20% water change bi weekly and 1 time a month i change 50% water with gravel stir and rinse/change in filter
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Jungle Start Right water conditioner and 1tsp aquarium salt every water change
Have you tested your water? no i can't afford a water test kit but i think its cycled, when i first got it i put a shrimp in there and it got cloudy for awhile then water went clear. that was a bit over a year now
If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? color is still good, i don't see any stress stripes, not noticing any parasites, no bloating,
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he doesn't swim around much any more, mostly lays at the bottom. when its feeding time he might come to the top of the tank, and if he does come up he looks at the food either swims away or takes a nibble and sometimes he will eat it but spit it back out and always swims right back down the the bottom to lay down.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i have tried redoing decorations some in case it was boredom
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none
How old is your fish (approximately)?almost 2 years i think
Edit: forgot to mention, he is also a known tail biter with the back end of his tail. he has always done this no matter what i've tried but i haven't seen him do that lately either.