What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? No
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
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day - 2-4 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? once/week unless it needs it sooner
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra easy balance, tetra aqua safe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He now has red eyes, ulcer over 1 gill
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1 week ago decreased appetite
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? less than 1 yr.
Snooks has not been eating well for 5 days. He didn't eat at all for 1 day then ate 4 pellets total 1 day and it has decreased to 0 today. His activity has gradually slowed to extremely lethargic, laying on the bottom now, every so often he acts "schizy" my term for acting a little crazy ie swimming erratically, going to the surface fast. I have been looking at him with a flashlite and magnifying glass all week and I have noticed and this sounds crazy - he looks transparent??? I can't really see thru him but every now and then its as if I can see internal organs. I know this sounds totally off the wall but that's the only way I can explain it. Tonight I can't see him like that. He looks smaller, his fins are "stuck together", not fanned out. He looks like he is dying and fast. He has gone down really quickly today and tonight at 9pm he looks as if he won't be moving again. I have only had one other betta and he died of swim bladder after only 6 months. And I have only had this one since Aug. and he was given to me because his owner could not take him with them to their new home. When I got him he seemed really small to me and he hasn't grown any since I have had him. He was active but not like my other betta. So I don't know if I inherited a sick fish and didn't notice that he was sick quick enough or if this was normal for a betta. I had a vets advice treating the swim bladder but this has happened so fast I haven't had a chance to contact one about this betta.
Any ideas? I have looked at betta illness and diseases and I didn't see anything like this nor could I pick out symptoms from what I read that were even close to what I am seeing.
Any help is appreciated even if it is too late.