What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? currently 78, sometimes slips to 76
Does your tank have a filter? sure does
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no other fish
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bettamin flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? twice this week, but I just started having a fish so I can't say how often I normally do it. There is no normally yet.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1/3 because I'm fearful for my fishy's life
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?
Haven't tested my water yet, don't have a test. I know that's bad. : (
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? no change really
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he doesn't swim a whole lot. I've had him almost two weeks and he hasn't been too terribly active. However, he has gotten even more lazy recently. And I'm not sure if he's eating. I feed him, but I don't see him eat.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just a few days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just changing the water more often.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Can't say he really has a history at all at this point. Though, he did act funny like this a few days ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Couldn't say the age. Just had him almost 2 weeks.
I gotta say, people were really pushing bettas because they are really fun to watch. My betta spends most of his time laying on the gravel, hiding in the castle or laying the leaves of one of the fake plants. Sometimes he'll attack his reflection, but he hasn't done that in a couple of days. I wonder if he is just a lazy fish or is he sick. I wanna help him if he isn't feeling good. I don't mean to be a bad fish owner.