I've never had any fish before and don't have any experience or much knowledge of them. A friend gave me a male betta for my birthday a couple of months ago.
At first he seemed fine. He was very active and would try to get my attention whenever he was hungry. He is in a "betta kit" tank, I believe its 1 gallon. I've been feeding him freeze dried red grubs once a day and changing his water and cleaning the tank once a week.
For the past couple of days I've been noticing he's not right. He hasn't eaten anything that I've given for the past 2 days. My parents were feeding and cleaning him for a while, as I was writing exams and was gone most of the day and night studying...according to them he hasn't eaten a thing for 4 days.
So he hasn't eaten anything for 4 days and he is barely moving. He sits under a rock all day or stares at his reflection in the corner of his tank. (Not flaring his gills, just staring.) I think something may be wrong with his upper fin. It looks a little thinner than it used to and there appears to be some white around the base of the fin.
I tried changing his food up yesterday, as I have some blood worm flakes on hand but he didn't even bother to check what it was.
I was thinking possibly fin rot, but from what I can find online, there should be dark stuff on his fins, not white. And I can't find anything about not eating with fin rot.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...he needs to eat something or he's not going to last much longer.