Please help me if you can. I am a new owner and am afraid my fish is dying.
What size is your tank? 5 gallon bowl
What temperature is your tank? 75 F but tonight I got a new heater that will push it to 83F. It seems to be making some type of a sound that the other heater didn't make...
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? Nothing. but there was a live plant in his bowl that just turned brown. THe Petco guy tonight told me to take it out, so I did.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets of beta gold/day
How often do you feed your betta fish? Daily
How often do you perform a water change? Have not changed it yet; told to do it every 2 weeks.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Told to change 1/2 of the water in the bowl; every 2 weeks; have only had him 10 days so no changes yet.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Zyme +
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He looks sad
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is not moving at all in the bowl. He is laying on the bottom of the bowl, on his side. When I went to scoop him out to take him to the fish guy at Petco, he did dart away from me. He swam around in the tank at Petco. When I brought him back home he went right to the bottom of the bowl and is not moving.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I just bought Lifeguard pills for him tonight and put 1 in the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know of.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I just bought him 10 days ago :(