What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
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? pellets, bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, then twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? we did a 20% and then made the mistake of doing 100% because he looked ill
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? aqueon water conditioner
Have you tested your water? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his core is whiter than usual, his tummy is swollen
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he won't flame at his reflection, very lethargic, stays in one of a few places in the aquarium for long periods of time. Previously he was insanely energetic, always watching and swimming for whoever was at the desk.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this past thursday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? we got him a heater, changed the filter, and have fed him only cooked and pealed peas for the past two days. He'll be energetic after the peas but then falls back into lethargy.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, we've had him for two weeks.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Two weeks from the pet store.
Thank you for your help. I really love this little guy and I hate seeing him suffer.