What size is your tank? 1.75 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
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? Aqueon Betta Food, Top Fin Freeze-dried bloodworms, Hikari brine shrimp.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
2-3 pellets once a day. I substitute the pellets with the brine shrimp (a very small amount) or a bloodworm once a week each.
How often do you perform a water change? Every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I don't know. The water was just changed about five hours ago.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Just a little bloating. I haven't fed him since 7-8 hours ago.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not really
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He can swim forward normally just not downwards.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably 2-3 years.
He only started showing this within the past hour. It worries me because I had another betta that started acting like this and died while I was fasting him for constipation. Link's at least being active. My other boy wasn't. I'd rather not wait to make sure I'm right this time around instead of waking up to him being dead. :/