My betta is swimming on his side, and I don't know what to do.
I read online that it could be caused by bloating/low or too hot temps. I have a heater, can I just put that in his tank now, or should i take him out and put it in?
What size is your tank? 2.5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? In the 70s
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, but the room is hot, and i do have a heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? He lives alone.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? I feed him, about twice a day maybe 3-4 pellets only.
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week, 100% water changes.
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
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his head has gotten a little bigger, and i'm not sure but there looks like a tiny bump.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he's blowing bubbles from his body, and is wiggling at the top, then it looks like he's chomping at the water. then he'll stop moving and then keeping repeating his blowing bubbles etc.
and now he's swimming on his side.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? no...
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that i know of.
How old is your fish (approximately)? i dont know.