My betta Apollo has been really listless of late. He just lies in in the bottom front right corner next to his little Asian pagoda, doing nothing. He has stopped eating. He is breathing really heavily. He occasionally swims the length of the tank, but not often.
- 5 gallon/20 litre tank
- Heated to 80F
- Filtered and cycled
- 25% water changes once or twice a week with Prime, except last week when I got really busy and didn't do any. I've done two this week.
- He shares the tank with a few RCS, maybe 6 or 7, some of whom are just babies, and some unwanted snails
- Most of the plants are silk but I do have two java ferns and a sword plant
- He gets 3 pellets night and morning. Two nights a week he gets blackworms instead. On Saturday nights he gets fed a pea, followed by a day of fasting.
- He is about a year old
I haven't treated him in any way yet because I cannot figure out what is wrong. He hasn't lost colour, got any bruising, become bloated or anything like that.
I cannot figure out what is wrong, and, thus far, neither can the good folks at fishlore. Please help me. :(