What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Not sure, but I have a heater
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Hikari Betta Bio-Gold Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? One pellet, once a day. Sometimes two if I dont see him eat it immediately.
How often do you perform a water change? Roughly once a month, just did one today after he began acting strange last night
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 80%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? 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? White underbelly, fins paler slightly frayed, seems to be breathing harder
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Staying at the bottom of the tank, barely moving (started swimming upside down in the past few hours with head dug into gravel but breathing), spat food out today, no longer flaring to mirror stimuli
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Changed 80% of the water today. Replaced gravel to new gravel.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3-4 months
I was looking up possible medications and aquarium salts. Are those worth it? It doesn't look like he will be alive by the time I get them. My friend has kosher salt, would that work if I put some into the tank? I heard some bad things about that though.