What size is your tank? 3 gall
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
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? pellets, bloodworms on occasion
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, he used to eat 4 pellets total, but now he won't eat anything.
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? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's visibly emaciated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Very lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Ongoing since I got him in March
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tried aq salt treatments, parasite tabs, bloodworms to put weight on
Does your fish have any history of being ill? As long as I've had him
How old is your fish (approximately)?Got him in March from Petco
I've had this gorgeous betta since March. Within a week of getting him, I was on this website looking for help because he was just lying on the bottom of the tank. He looked OK all summer, but always was lying on something and never looked all that healthy. Now he's stopped eating and is visibly skinny. He's tiny, probably a half inch shorter than my next smallest betta and hasn't grown at all in 8 months. I've tried everything. For a while it seemed like keeping his tank a little warmer was helping, but now it doesn't seem to make a difference. I'm getting to think that he's just genetically weak and I'm not sure what I should do with him. I never really got to bond with him, but I'm still really broke up over how uncomfortable he must be.