What size is your tank? large glass fish bowl, about 2 gallons or so.
What temperature is your tank? room temperature, generally consistent.
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? he's alone.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? round betta pellets, sometimes blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? usually twice a day, lunch and dinner, 2 pellets each time. blood worms 1-2 times a week or so
How often do you perform a water change? about twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? at least half
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? no
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes
he is hiding in his cave a lot and only coming out to go up for air. I know bettas like hiding sometimes, but this is not typical for him. He normally swims around a lot and is pretty active. Sometimes he will rest on the leaf hammock near the top. The cave thing has been in there for a while, maybe even a month now. And i have only now noticed him actually going in it for a long time. when he comes out, he seems to be swimming a little more slowly than normal. Sometimes it looks like swimming upward is taking him more effort, but he can also swim around still though. Just before I uncovered the mirror i have outside his bowl (I normally keep it covered) and he flared his gills and spread his fins and swam around generally like he normally does when he sees his reflection. But generally he has been staying in the cave thing, and coming up for air, and sometimes swims around a little bit before going back in the cave.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? monday, 3/7
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? haven't done anything, tried coaxing him to eat.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)?bought him late november 2010