so this is my first time owning a betta, outside of when i was around 7 years old with that poor little one in the glass vase with a plant in it.
he looked like this when i got it from walmart,
awesome looking crowntail
ive had him for around 2 weeks now, and in that super small little .5 gallon tank. i changed the water 100% 4 times a week. my mom kept badgering me not to spend money yada yada you know the deal with people who just go buy betas and throw them in tanks. so, i came here and researched more.
yesterday, i put him in this larger tank because his fins were falling off and it seemed like common sense to put him in a tank that is big enough to swim freely in.
sadly, here he is now and i do not know whats wrong.
What size is your tank? 4.7gallons
What temperature is your tank? 74-76
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bettamin flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, one tweezer pinchfull
How often do you perform a water change? every other day until yesterday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? last was 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner/stabilizer
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
i have not tested them, but before in his old tank im sure the ammonia was extremely high.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? fins deteriorating and falling off from the base
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lays at the bottom, swims slowly. lazy, although he was never too energetic at first.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i put him in the larger tank, and changed the water 100%
Does your fish have any history of being ill? ----
How old is your fish (approximately)? who knows, i got him 2 weeks ago
obviously it doesnt look good, right now he is at thetop and is upright. a while ago he was laying on his side, flopping and turning up for air when needed. i dont know if it is chemical levels in the water, or if maybe he has been snagging on rocks/fake plants.
i leave it to you all.