Hi everyone, first post. I've been treating my fish for what appeared to be fin rot, so I had been cycling his water 100% every day for about three days and adding a bit of salt in with every water change. Yesterday I didn't get a chance to change the water. I fed him twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon and didn't notice any problems. When I woke up to check on him this morning he had a very bloated belly and floats on his side at the top of the tank (at first I thought he was dead!). Aside from floating listlessly at the top he still seems as active as normal; he tries to swim down with great vigor, though eventually floats back up again and gives up. Can anyone help, please? :)
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 84 F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Off and on. I fasted him for Saturday but before that I fed him once a day and after I fed him twice one day.
How often do you perform a water change? Recently 100% a day, usually about 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? Splendid betta complete 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? Extremely bloated belly
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Unable to swim down, floats listlessly at the top
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I took him out of his tank and put him in his PETCO cup. Other than that nothing yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year