What size is your tank? six gallons
What temperature is your tank? 74
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Cory Cat
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? a variety
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 x day
How often do you perform a water change? every three weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 3-4 gallons
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner, 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? bloated stomach
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? laying on the bottom of the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? one week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? moved him to a small critter keeper thing so he doesn't have far to go for air, and so I can treat him. I put one teaspoon of epsom salt in on gallon of water and am using that. I also gave him some green pea, he has not eaten it yet, but maybe he will, and I will check later when I change the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)?about a year
I am treating him for constipation
, which, apparently is a common ailment with bettas. Unfortunately, I did not think about this until he was ailing for a few days. I started treating him on Friday, 5/6/11. He was symptomatic at the beginning of the week.
Am I using the right amount of epsom salt? I thought I read about using a tablespoon, I am using a teaspoon.
Anything else I should be doing?
Does anyone know how to warm up small container?