What size is your tank? 2.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? nobody else - I might get a snail.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Pellets, Betta Flakes, Freeze dried Blood Worms (This is food I feed my other Betta's. I have yet to feed this new fish)
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every 2-3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Tap Water Conditioner. Removes Chlorine and breaks the Chloramine Bond
Have you tested your water? No, not yet.
If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The same
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? When I put her in her new Bowl, she can't swim right. It seems that she is too buoyant and cannot remain horizontal in the water.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? As soon as I released her into the Bowl.
Have you started treating your fish? Sorta
If so, how? Fasting to see if it helps. I think it might be her swim bladder?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Brand new fish.
How old is your fish (approximately)? ? I have heard Betta's at the pet store are anywhere from 6months - 1 year. She seems to be full grown.
I have taken a few pictures in the hopes that someone might have an idea what to do to help her. If she cannot swim correctly, what are her chances of surviving being bred? Is she going to even live very long like this?
Here she is floating at the top of the water. This seems to be the most comfortable position for her.
Here are 2 pictures of her trying to swim. She cannot swim horizontal, just vertical. Her tail is always above her head. Once she stops swimming, she floats to the surface of the water.
Thank you for your time and help.