I've got a betta that has a swollen belly. I started noticing it about 3-4 weeks ago and thought he was just bloated from getting to the food first and eating too much in his community tank. So I went through the whole fasting process and thought I had things under control. He is now in his little 1.5 to 2 gallon critter keeper. He still has the swollen belly but now I have noticed that his fins are loosing colour and looking paper thin. I can see through them. He is a cambodian so they are usually a dark red. His poop is also white. He is eating and acting normal. I am going to petsmart tonight. So my questions are
1.What is wrong with him?
2. What do I need to buy at petsmart to cure him?
(Please, please, please reply quickly because I am going to petsmart tonight and I need to know what to get)
What size is your tank?1.5 to 2 gallon critter keeper (this is temporary)
What temperature is your tank? 74 to 76
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 my house is kept warm enough
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta food and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day, 2 pellets per meal
How often do you perform a water change? every 2 to 4 days
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?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated/swollen belly, thin, see-through, frail fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasnt
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Bloated belly-3-4 weeks ago. Fins-within the week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Clean water and stress coat in the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? Ummmm well I got him within the past 4 months