What size is your tank? 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75 degrees F
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 Pellets and 1 freeze dried blood worm a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets daily. On the day that he gets the blood worm, he eats nothing else. He is fasted 1 day a week.
How often do you perform a water change? Twice weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? one 50% and one 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I feel horrible saying this, but no, I haven't tested the water. I have a test kit from Petsmart but I'm currently snowed in. I feel totally unprepared.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Appears very bloated, floating on his side
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Unable to swim down, still active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 24 hours ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 5 minutes in 1 gallon tank with 1 tsp. epsom salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure. He was purchased from Petsmart about a week and a half ago.