What size is your tank? 6.6g
What temperature is your tank? 78F
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? A couple of tiny mystery snails.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Frozen food and flakes.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x per day
How often do you perform a water change? Now it is 2x per week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? approx 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Used Prime the other day. Used Stress Coat today. Using Vitachem.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He was fine until about an hour ago, he looked pale around his face and his eyes are very pale. He has a stress stripe.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has become very lethargic in the last hour. Was behaving normally before then.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About an hour ago and then about 30 minutes ago I found him laying on his side on the bottom of the tank. I scooped him into a refugium so that he could breathe.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He has had what I believe was fin rot. His dorsal fin was desintigrating. I treated him with tetracycline. That treatment ended on Tuesday and at that time I moved him to a new cycled tank. He's been doing great until just a little bit ago. I even saw some regrowth in his fins.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably less than a year. I got him in April.
I did a water change at about 7pm this evening. Everything was fine until about 10:30pm when I noticed he was a little pale. Around 11:30 he was very pale and I found him on the bottom of the tank laying on his side. I had to touch him with my finger to get him to move.