Uh...I didn't know that breaking it into pieces actually makes for more of a risk of overdosing nor that I accidently overdosed and I didn't know it.
We didn't actually get any tornadoes in my county. However, we did have a scary half hour or so where this storm came in and then started trying to rotate. Sky turned green and everything but we never got a tornado warning. It left as fast as it came and all was calmer for the rest of the evening. We got really lucky.
What size is your tank? Usually 2 gallons but right now he is in his 1 gallon cleaning bowl for the moment.
What temperature is your tank? Roughly 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? The 2 gallon one has one but it is not in use due to his overt amount of curiousity.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, it's a bubbler with an air stone. Not in use atm.
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? Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day 2 to 3 pellets. Currently giving him 3 pellets hoping to help to encourage him to get better.
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime for Freshwater & Saltwater by Seachem. 2 drops if QT cup or 1 gallon bowl, 4 drops if 2 gallon bowl.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I don't have a test strip, clueless where to find one, and don't trust the people at PetSmart to give me accurate results.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is essientially the same. His color changed a few months ago to make his Wild Type coloring more evident. Overall he has just gotten skinnier but still eats like a pig. Also, one of his gills is partially open most of the time.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? LOVES to sleep all the time. More sluggish, and is somewhat partial to sleeping on his side. Definitely not as active as usual. He is typically a lazy boy but usually loves to do laps around the bowl. He hasn't done laps recently.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 2 weeks ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tetra Parasite Guard. I tried to cut the tablet into a quarter and put it in his bowl like the lady at PetSmart said to do. He hated me totally with a passion.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He has had tried to get sick but never this bad.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months..got him in late August/early September.
Please keep in mind that I am leaving for NYC early on Friday morning and will not be back until sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday. (I am playing in Carnegie Hall on Monday afternoon with my college's symphony...YAY!!!!) I am trying to find him a loving babysitter to feed him while I am gone.