3 weeks ago i got a new betta at walmart, and i did all the normal stuff that we do when we have new fish.. acclimate, do not feed until next day, ect. BUT, this fish, since ive gotten her, hasnt eaten at all. and i mean.. AT ALL. none. ive tried everything: pellets, bloodworms frozen and freeze-dried, even some shrimp :o shes just not interested at all. and i think maybe becuase of that, she isnt very active either. she just sits there.. and comes up for a gulp of air. recently within this week ive noticed her get slightly more interested in her surroundings, but just slightly. i think maybe ive seen her try to scratch sometime.. but im not sure. somehow ive seen her poop...? but it doesnt seem like very healthy poop to me since its whitish.. so it makes me think parasites possibly? quite frankly im surprised shes still alive. she hasnt thinned down at all and looks the same as when i got her. i am absolutely confused at her. this cant go on forever.. i really want to save her. input?
What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? 75
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? tried pretty much everything...
How often do you feed your betta fish? everyday
How often do you perform a water change? 3 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? gotten darker in color, but i think thats natural color change
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? always hasnt been very active..
When did you start noticing the symptoms? immediately after getting her..
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? besides not eating... no
How old is your fish (approximately)?under a year?