What size is your tank? 1g
What temperature is your tank? changes depending upon day, runs 76-78
Does your tank have a filter? N
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? N
Is your tank heated? N
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Mix of Aqua Culture pellets and Bettamin flakes with 2 FD bloodworms once sometimes twice a week.
How often do you feed your betta fish? A few small flakes/day or 4 pellets/day one day a week fast.
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime declor
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? Extended tummy that has turned grey/silver in color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not much, maybe a little lethargic. Normally can't get him to stop swimming, now he seems more.. slow.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This afternoon during water change. His tank location has moved so I don't get to see him up close as I sit on the PC anymore.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? N/A unsure if I should, only thing I have on hand atm is AQ salt, but don't want to put it in until I know what I am dealing with, if anything.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not in my care, got him from a pet store where the water was so bad you could barely make out the fish.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure, he is about 1 1/3in long, body wise.
It's sort of hard to see from the pics, hard to get him to slow down and using my mom's camera that I went over to borrow and don't know how to use it.. so sorry for the blurriness. It doesn't look that bad in the pictures, but in life it's big and greyish/whitish/silver. He hasn't eaten for 7+ hrs from when the pics were taken, and when he had gorged himself previous times, his belly never changed colors. He hasn't had a FD bloodworm in 2 days.
His eyes aren't bloated, and his scales seem to be flush to his body when checked. Unsure if dropsy symptoms start one at a time, which ones come first, etc etc. Any info or ideas would be appreciated, thank you.
Hoping that I'm just being paranoid, I <3 my Xander!