I posted a thread about my betta, Finley, a few days ago. Here's the link to it:
Now Finley isn't eating. But its not that he doesn't want to eat, he physically CANNOT eat. He tries to put things in his mouth and then he can't seem to chew them/get them down so he opens his mouth REALLY WIDE and expels whatever it is he's tried to chew. I don't understand this, I've never heard of it before. He's so hungry, and he keeps trying to eat. He even tried to chew on a pellet, and he hates pellets. I noticed him having trouble with a blood worm a few days ago, but now its everything he tries to put in his mouth. What is this???? please help me.
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 (summer, house 80 degrees pretty consistently)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One betta buffet flakes and bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day (was at night time, switched to mornings a couple days ago due to bloating issues)
How often do you perform a water change? twice weekly, one 50% and one 100%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?see above
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?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins are looking raggedy
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's very lethargic, and he can't eat. He's also hiding alot, which is not normal for him. He's a big show off.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed him starting to become less active about a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I tried to feed him a few pellets soaked in garlic but he can't get anything down =/
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for a year, and I think he's about 1 1/2 years old.