I really need some help! For the past two days my betta has been laying at the bottom of his tank, coming up only for air and for food, although today I found uneaten food in his tank (he is a complete pig and eats everything so somethings is definitely wrong)
What size is your tank? - 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? - 74 degrees. I bought a heater last night because I thought the cold water (temp sat at 70 degrees before heater) would be affecting him but I can't get the heater to go any higher than 74
Does your tank have a filter? - No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - No
Is your tank heated? - Yes, just bought one
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - He's alone
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? - pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? - he gets 3-5 pellets once a day, Monday to Friday (I give him the weekends to digest)
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? - Betta Plus Tap Water Conditoner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - His physical appearance has not changed
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - He swims in short bursts but mostly sits at the bottom of the tank, coming up only to breathe and when there is food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - Sunday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - I don't know what's wrong with him so I haven't treated him yet. I thought maybe he's constipated so I thought I would try giving him a bit of a cooked, peeled pea to see if that helps.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, but I've only had him for a month.
How old is your fish (approximately)? The pet store said he was 6 - 9 months and I got him a month ago so the oldest he should be is ten months.