He has been like this before when he has been bloated, but not for quite this long and it seems to just be getting worse.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79 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? AquaCulture Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, five days a week.
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? Tetra Water Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: N/A to all.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Kinda clamped fins. His belly looks just maybe a tad grayish, so I wondered it could be dropsy?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Almost completely dormant. It doesn't really seem like he always is breathing. Just floats at the top of tank lifelessly.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Possible swim bladder disorder.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe under a year
Really dark and bad quality, but here is a picture.
This is about how he has continually looked. Sort of on his side, floating at the top. He isn't really bloated or anything, but when he tries to swim down, he can't and just floats. If I tap on the tank, he moves around a bit, but not much. I've worried before and he has survived, but he's the most inactive he's ever been. What should I do?