I just rescued a betta from Walmart last night - he was only in a 1/2 inch of water :( I'd like some advice on how to best rehab him, so here's my form:
What size is your tank? 1 gal bowl
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Gave him a few Hikari pellets last night
How often do you feed your betta fish? I fed him last night but he didn't eat anything
How often do you perform a water change? I'm planning on daily until he gets better
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Most likely 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaSafe and something that has the word stress in it...StressZyme or StressCoat, I can't remember
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Don't have a test kit, but my other betta is fine in his water so it's not a problem with mine since I just put it in last night, it was the nasty water in his cup that was the problem.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's sort of pale and dull colored with some stress stripes, and he has this weird darker patch over half his face. Doesn't appear fuzzy but I'll attach a couple pictures.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He hangs out at the bottom all the time, and when he comes up for air he struggles quite a bit.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He's been this way since I brought him home last night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I haven't started treatment
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know of, I haven't even had him a full day :)
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure