I've only had the poor little guy for five days, he is in a 2 gallon tank, with a filter and plants, i am going to get a heater but was told it was not necessary when i bought the setup. the temperature has been pretty steady at 25C. He is now very sick. symptoms:
-fins are clamped
-hasn't eaten since I got him
-lying at the bottom of the tank breathing rapidly
-loss of color
and i just noticed this morning his tail loots different, he is a delta tail, but his tail is starting to look like a crown tail, this indicates fin rot right?
all this has happened very rapidly. i am worried he might not have much time left.
i have been doing water changes every other day, pH
is a little alkaline, (7.3) and i don't have a test kit
or nitrates, but again i was told regular water changes mean it's not a problem.
I didn't cycle the tank. I regret that very much. I was told bettas are fine if you just condition the water.
I've tried bettafix, but it isn't working so far. should i do another more drastic water change
? (I've been doing 50%)