It seems I'm having awful luck with my bettas. My favorite guy just passes a month ago, and I got a new guy. He was healthy besides a little tail biting, and now he's having trouble staying right side up. He seems to go and float to the side and has to constantly keep moving to stay righted. I'm worried about him, and it would be heartbreaking for me to loose him as well!
What size is your tank? - 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-79 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets/day
How often do you perform a water change? 1 time a week, 90%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 90%
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?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Started floating sideways, having trouble staying upright
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, store fish.