What size is your tank? Gallon
What temperature is your tank? N/A, being heated but my room is on the cold side which is worrying me.
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Open top
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? Hikari Betta Bio-Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? Usually 4 pellets once a day, changing to 2 twice a day to reduce rotting on bottom
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week always
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? All of it
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Chlorine removal
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters N/a
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? One popeye, possibly cottony white around eye and face but might have always been there and I'm being overly observant. Doesn't look skinny or bloated. Scaling is normal, no fin or tail rot.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't, can't really find food but immediately looks for it and eats. He has always sad on/under his leaf on the bottom of his tank, swam around or floated in the corner near the surface. He has been both swimming and resting. Hasn't built a bubble nest though which he also does.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Popeye developed during the night, woke up to feed him around 9 on Friday, noticed it immediately.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I immediately went to Petco, who I no longer trust. They recommended Betta Revive. I also bought a new bowl to easier switch to clean water. Started the treatment and so far nothing has changed. I'm changing the water every morning and adding the proper amount of treatment.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought him in late August but could not tell you exactly how long he was living before then.
I don't fully trust the treatment they gave me from the information I've gathered online. I know it takes time to tell whether something is effective but in a few days what should I be purchasing to try next? Thank you, I love my baby Galactus dearly.