Picked up this guy from petco today after seeing his pathetic condition. He is very skinny and floats vertical with head up, tail down. He had trouble getting to the top of the petco cup for air, so I lowered the water level to help him breathe easier. I am planning to keep him in the cup till he can regain strength.
I do not see anything like parasites or growths or anything. He is just very clamped up, skinny, and some trouble breathing/labored breathing. He has trouble swimming, sometimes lays on his side.
Trying to come up with a game plan for him and hopefully start him on something tonight. Not sure if he is too weak for meds? Any advice/suggestions would be great!
What size is your tank? N/A
What temperature is your tank? Not sure, prob in low 70's
Does your tank have a filter? No, he's in a cup
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? Betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day- but I just got him a few hrs ago. Tried to feed him but he did not eat.
How often do you perform a water change? N/A but will be daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Will be 50-100% depending on how stable he is.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat, stress zyme
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: None have been tested yet- water will soon be changed and all parameters will be normal with the exception of high PH/Alkalinity.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not sure...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not sure
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Don't know how long it has been happening
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not sure
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea