I got my Betta last Sunday (18th)
What size is your tank? He started off in a small critter keeper but he is now in a 2.5 gallon tank as of this past Saturday.
What temperature is your tank? 78 right now, sometimes 80.
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, adjustable heater.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
he just has little colored pebbles, some glass stones, a leaf hammock and a desk lamp for light.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I have BettaMin 'tropical medley flakes', 'tetra betta floating mini pellets' and 'top fin freeze dried bloodworms' the problem is, i don't think i've ever seen him eat. i started out with the mini pellets but i never saw him eat those (i put 3 in the tank) so i bought the flakes the next day..still never saw him eat, i put bloodworms in the tank on saturday, and he didn't eat those. so as far as i know, he hasn't eaten in the whole time ive had him.
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, a few flakes, they just remain there though.
How often do you perform a water change? i was changing it every day with the critter keeper since the water got foggy within hours with my tap water (and conditioner) but on Saturday I used bottled spring water and conditioner and it's stayed clear.
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? top fin betta water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I have not tested my water.
Symptoms and Treatment
I don't think my Betta fish has eaten since I've gotten him. I haven't seen him eat, and I've never seen any droppings when I've cleaned the tank. He was only really active the first day I had him and then only sometimes in between. When I got him a new 2.5 tank Saturday, and he explored it a little. Saturday night I noticed what looked like his fin was falling apart, fin rot, so I bought him 'Bettafix' yesterday (sunday) after reading about it online, but now i'm reading good and bad reviews and not sure what to do! I also bought him aquarium salt. He swam a little after I used both in the tank, but for the past 15 hours he's been at the top of the tank, barely moving, just floating there. Many times I think he's dead, poke near him to check and he swims away but always comes back to the top and just stays there. Days before he was staying at the bottom of the tank. I'm thinking maybe the pet store sold me a bad fish? What can I do for him? I'm afraid to use Bettafix. I appreciate any and all help, thank you.