I have had her for about 11 months with no problems. I have not changed anything but the last 2 feedings she has been taking her pellets and spitting them out. This happened about 4 or 5 times and I finally removed her food. She is acting very normal. She may be spending a little more time at the bottom then normal and may be a little bloated but I think this is more me being paranoid that something is wrong. She normally gobbles her food right up and then begs me for more. Please help. Thanks
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? she’s the only fish in there
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits (5 days a week 3 in the am and 3 in the pm) and Freeze Dried Blood Worms (1-2 every other week on Sundays)
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
35% once a week and 50% every other week with a tank clean
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No change noted. She may be a tiny bit swollen but I think this is more me being paranoid.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? The last two feedings (yesterday pm and this morning) she would eat her pellets and then spit them out and then try and eat them again and spit them out again. This happened 4 or 5 times so I took the food away and she has been fasting for about 24 hours.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night around 9:30
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? She is fasting and I am doing a 50% water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year