What size is your tank? He was sharing a 20G divided with 3 other male bettas until a couple days ago. He's been in a 3G kritterkeeper up until now
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? 20G did. 3G 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? 3 male bettas until recently
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets twice daily, 1 day of fast. occasional bloodworms
How often do you perform a water change? 20 G - once every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-30%
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?
Ammonia:without additives = 1.0, appears with stresscoat about the same ?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? fins slightly more frayed than usual (his fins appear the most fragile/delicate of all my bettas)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hanging at the surface all the time. I just found him almost on his side, parially out of the water (on betta log)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He's been hanging at the surface for a week or two. But it got very serious today. He appears to be dying at times.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've moved him to a smaller QT tank with freshly treated water (with stresscoat)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Purchased him in October - I would guess approx. 1 year based on appearance?
Here is a current video of what he's doing: Sorry about the lighting. I had the lights off and the light on my camera on