What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes Aquaclear 20
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once every other day
How often do you perform a water change? Every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I used a test strip, everything was withtin an acceptable range. EDIT: I just used a different strip and this one is telling me that the pH is low.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Has turned pale and fins are clear. Fins are clamped and he is a little bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Barely moving and has stuck himself on a floating plant to get air, twitching, heavy gill movement.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 10 minutes ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Did a 20% water change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year.
Toki was completely normal this morning when I fed him. I normally feed one pellet every few hours with a maximum of 4 per day to help with digestion. This morning I accidentally dropped in two and he ate them unsoaked. I came back about an hour and a half later and now I think he is a dying but I haven't done anything differently except for what I just said. Please help, I'm at a loss. :(