What size is your tank? 3 gal critter keeper
What temperature is your tank? 76 F
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? Tried pellets, crushed and soaked, freeze dried blood worms, thawed bloodworms, thawed brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? attempt to twice a day, he ate two tiny defrosted bloodworm bits last night, hasn't eaten much else in almost 2 weeks
How often do you perform a water change? 50%, 3 X weekly
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? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? none
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, won't eat, stays towards the bottom of the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this evening
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water change, stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? bought from store 2 weeks ago
I posted about this a few days ago and he's really starting to scare me. I put a terra cotta pot in the tank for him to hide in and he never does anything but lay in the bottom of it. When I moves with it for a bit, then will finally swim out of it and lay somewhere else in the tank for a bit. When he swims for the first time when he gets out of the pot, it looks like his tail weighs him down. I've tried everything I've ever heard of to get him to eat, pellets, pellets soaked in garlic juice, freeze-dried bloodworms, frozed bloodworms, and frozen brineshrimp. I'm getting really worried about him. He's only eaten a handful of times since I got him and it's been a while. He's been getting gradually more lethargic. I put some stress coat in with him just because it's the last thing I could think to do, all his parameters are perfect and his temp is right where I think it ought to be.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I really don't want to lose this guy.