I have a sick Betta. I've researched a lot on the web. Alot of the diseases
I've read about have one or two of the symptoms Louie has but he doesn't have
the majority of them (enough to say 'that's it!). I don't know what this
could be. Please help!
I've had him for 8 mos with no problems.. very healthy and happy (with
young-like characteristics). Started this problem one week ago with lethargy,
sleepiness. Was too sleepy or sick or ?? to eat the first day; since then he
has been eating his entire meal (2-3 pellets twice a day) but not with enthusiasm
like before. He has bloating where his chest would be, not stomach. He has color
loss, but this is not completely unusual for him. His color is light gray and
is 'streaked' or marbled color going back toward his fins/tail.
Aside from occasionally allowing his body to float up sideways until he
corrects it, he stays horizontal, but doesn't swim much. He's really not
hiding much. I was late in changing his water by about five days before
he started this. As soon as I saw his condition starting, I changed the water.
He is in a 1 gal bowl.
No live plants but small plastic ones
Water temp is 79-80
Full water changes once a week; started partial changes this week (he perked up
a bit after the first) -Yesterday I changed 50% of water, scooping debris
No filters/water treatment
No tank buddies.
He is fed 2-3 pellts twice a day 5:00 am and 5:00 pm
No treatment as of yet
Thank you for your help!!!!!!!!1
This is today and 4 mos ago