Something is up with lucky but I can't figure out exactly what's wrong...
Maybe its just me but he seems to be awfully skinny these days.
When i got him he looked like this
then he recovered and looked like this
Right now he looks like this
Now he is all clamped up and his fins look a little stiff when he swims. He used to be a very active fishie, even when I found him at walmart. I though something was wrong a few weeks ago but couldnt figure out what and then i dropped him
. To me he looks very skinny too. Its like he has huge head and a tiny skinny body but he eats. I though parasites but his poop is normal.
I though maybe he needed a heater so I set up the soroity and gave him the 5 gallon with the heater but then it looked like he was having seizures when he swam. He had jerky movements when he swam. I had also put AQ salt in the tank and though maybe that was the problem.
Now he is in a 1 gallon with aq salt, and stress coat. Last I looked at him he was lethargic at the bottom of the container.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? mid 70's
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? hiraki pellets or new life spectrum
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1X a day, 3-5 depending on which food i use
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? stress coat and AQ salt at the moment
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 its in the tap water
Hardness: very hard from what i remember
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped, stiff fins, head looks huge compared to skinny body and is totally skinny except for a small bulge visible on noth sides of him, near the tail fin area
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? clamped for a bit now but it got worse recently, lethargic starting today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? just AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not really but he wasnt healthy when i got him in april
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea