Finley has been acting very lethargic these past few days. At first I thought he may just be extremely bored, but now when I walk up to the tank he hardly moves. He's been sitting in the same place for hours now, and that's very un-Finleylike. He's a bit bloated (he eats flakes and they make him blow up like a balloon, but i can't get him to eat anything else X_X). But this time, his belly is a bit grey. He's just not acting like he feels well. I changed his water 100% three to four days ago, and he's due for his 50% today.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? mid seventies.
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 (since its summer, the house is consistently about 80 degrees)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Buffet Flakes, and occasional bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once every evening.
How often do you perform a water change? twice weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? one 50% and one 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin Betta Water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/A
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His belly is a bit grey, and he's bloated. He may even be a bit pale.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's very lethargic, he's been laying on the same plant all day.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I added a little bettafix to the water after i did his 100% water change ( he had a torn fin) but other than that I haven't started anything.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He's never been sick.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for a year, and I'd say he's about 1 1/2 years old.