So on friday I noticed that one of my females isnt acting like herself, she is breathing hard and just sits at the bottom of the tank, she looks bloated but not like the other females do after meals, where its just their tummys are bloated, her whole body does almost as if she is going to pinecone soon, She is usually the most active of the bunch. A week ago she got into a fight with another female (she is always the trouble maker) so I wasnt too worried, both have some torn fins but they were doing good. Currently she is laying at an angle in a cave, its late so Im not able to QT her right now but plan to first thing before I leave for school.
Here is the sticky as well:
What size is your tank? Ten gallons
What temperature is your tank? 77* about
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? 5 other females
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS Pellets, Lately blood worms (just got a dwarf puffer which eats frozen blood worms so all the bettas have been seeing alot more of the blood worms) And freeze dried BW every couple weeks
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice alil pellets morning and night the weekend though one blood worm in morning and a few pellets at night
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? 80%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
^all are good
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She looks bloated and like she might pine cone
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not active, lays around, is slow, still is interested in food and eats though.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Friday night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No Plan on QT tomorrow with some salt (not sure which kind, Have 2 pounds of each type, so all set)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, shortly after starting my sorority in june, they all got ick, QT'd them all, treated with AQ salt for acouple days then treated them with Nox-ich, similar to Quick care. pre-mixed the meds with stress coat in a one gallon jug, QT is 3/4 gallon, took two weeks or so to heal (I know that is alot I just thought past medical history may be useful)
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, Have had her since June, but she is on the larger side so she could be older, I got her from one of the petcos in town.
I really would appreciate any and all help, she is my favorite girl. I know I shouldnt pick favorites but she has captured more of my heart than the others, she is such a rebel always challenging the alpha and starting trouble. She has so much spunk and personality I would really hate to lose her.