What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 77 - 79 degrees.
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 flakes and pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Trying twice every day.
How often do you perform a water change? Every 3 days.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? ~95%.
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?
Symptoms and Treatment
I got a male, halfmoon, double tail plakat from petco. I've had him for almost a week. He has not eaten flakes or pellets that I've seen. He seems curious about the food but spits it out if he even tries to eat some. He seems otherwise healthy, other than having a slightly bloated belly when I got him. His color is pale underneath a very pretty greenish, deep blue, I'm assuming because he has not been eating. I feed him twice a day, leaving the food there for two hours and then clearing it from the surface. Because there's more waste in the tank I have been doing water changes every two days.
I have already returned a previous fish to the same petco because I was having the same problem. I bought new gravel and an entirely new tank for this guy, and boiled all the old decorations from the previous fish, so there is no cross contamination happening. Please help me! This guy is beautiful and I don't want to lose him too.