What size is your tank? 1.5
What temperature is your tank? 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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Zero
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Nutrafin max Flakes w/freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus (the water goes through a water softener, i dont know how to go around it)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is bloated and the color has faded behind his head.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? sits on the bottom of the tank and only comes to the top to eat. but still occasionly swims around but very fast. he sometimes runs into the glass and the plants.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? On sunday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I started today with a mixed a gallon of water conditioner, epsom salt, and oak leaves. I put him a jar with that mixture today, because i read to do that for a boalted fish. But i didn't do the hour change for the first three hours, and i'm Not really sure if i should put the leaves in there with him, or filter the leaves out. I just gussed and I have filtered the leaves out. I am with holding food. (Before I put him in to the jar with the mixture) he would eat and still poo just fine, but he is super bloated and i don't know what happened.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought my fish three months ago.
He is bloated and if i gave him food he would eat and he would poop. I don't know what went wrong i had a betta before but died of old age so this is new and scarry. he almost looks like he might pop if he gets any bigger.
I need some Help and advice anything, I dont care at this point. I just need any kind of help that would ease my anxiety.